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Jumping Spider? - Evarcha hoyi

Jumping Spider? - Evarcha hoyi
Pelerin, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 1, 2008

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Jumping Spider? - Evarcha hoyi Jumping Spider - Evarcha hoyi

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Evarcha perhaps?
This brings to mind female Evarcha hoyi.

 
Thanks Ben!
Are you using any keys or references in particular? This is one group I really enjoy and would like to learn a lot more about. Shall I leave this where it is and await further comments?

 
Reading material
There's a lot of good references online. Jerzy Prozynski's Salticidae.org contains a world catalogue, with diagrams of the pedipalps and epigynum for almost all species. Unfortunately, he considers Evarcha hoyi to be a synonym of E. falcata, an Old World species.

Google Scholar returns many of the important papers for identifying salticids. The website for the Peckhamia Society includes a very large collection of pdfs too.

I'll take a more critical look at it when I get a chance. If you want to move it in the meantime, feel free.

 
Thanks again!
I went looking at images already posted on this site of E hoyi for both male and female and I see definite affinities to individuals I have seen here at home in both cases (I have seen and photographed what are very likely males of this species too). When I sort through the many images some time in the next few weeks, perhaps I will be able to post a few more, of both males and females. Thanks a lot for the suggestions on finding more info. I will definitely go looking.

Moving to family page for now...
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Definitely a jumper
but I'm rather clueless beyond that. This one doesn't look familiar.

 
Thanks!
I have virtually no experience in spider ID, but I saw this one more than once in the same area last summer and up to several individuals.Like many of the jumping spiders, it is very attratcive when you have a close look... I will try to get more shots next summer and maybe I should collect a specimen for a key?

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