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Habronattus Male - Habronattus mataxus - male

Habronattus Male - Habronattus mataxus - Male
Padre Island / Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
March 19, 2009
I just can't seem to figure out which Habronattus this little guy is...

Found him on some plants in the dunes right next to the beach (maybe 70 feet away or so from the water)...

I discovered several of these little Habronattus around on these plants on Padre Island...

Any ideas?

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Similar to California Habronattus
Looks quite similar to this guy, who was also found near a beach:

H. mataxus isn't known from California, so not sure what to make of it.

Moved
Moved from agilis group.

Incredible!
Your macros are some of the finest I've seen. Absolutely top notch. Please keep 'em coming. We can never have too many. You could probably move these to mataxus as well.

Glorious photos!
Lovely photos! Are you focus stacking?

These photos are spectacular !
Very nice shots of a beautiful spider. Are those translucent chelicerae or pedipalps? (I obviously know very little about spiders). It's interesting to me that you found him on the beach -- since whatever those translucent appendages are -- they look very much like claws on crabs.

 
Thanks!
Glad you enjoy the photos/spider!

And yes, those are his pedipalps (he is a sub-adult male -- by the time he is an adult, they will be covered in hair)

They are translucent on many species it seems (differing with the maturity level of course)... and I don't know too much about them either.

(I just learned a few minutes ago that this is a Habronattus mataxus.)

 
DOH!
I should have looked here before spending the last 1/2-hr trying to ID this little monster!

Yes, swollen and translucent = subadult (penultimate instar) male; swollen, sclerotic, covered in hair = adult male. For most jumpers males and females are externally identical in the earlier instars, and are more similar to the adult female in overall form and markings.

As you can imagine, there are probably a lot of immature spiders here that are incorrectly labeled as "female", when they are actually too young for their gender to be accurately determined from a habitus photo.

 
Good God
That is a nice shot.

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