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Habronattus Male 2 - Habronattus mataxus - male

Habronattus Male 2 - Habronattus mataxus - Male
Padre Island / Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
March 20, 2009
Another Habronattus male I don't recognize...

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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I love these guys!
This is one of the coolest species! Kudos on some great shots.

Habronattus mataxus!
I just got an e-mail response back from Wayne Maddison. Here is what he had to say:
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"They're both the same species, the second one a subadult male.

Habronattus mataxus, which is in the agilis species group, probably
closely related to H. cognatus."
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So I guess this guy and the other little guy I posted are both Habronattus mataxus.

Given this species is not on the guide yet, would photos of a subadult and an adult male be equally useful?

(Additionally, I have some nice photos of a few H. mataxus females from the same beach... which I guess I should add if this species deserves a Bugguide page...)

Exciting stuff!

 
Adult
Male is just stunning. Which means he is even finer than your juvie male. Found only in that section of TX.

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