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Habronattus? Habronattus pyrrithrix even? (At least this time, I got the face.) - Habronattus pyrrithrix

Habronattus? Habronattus pyrrithrix even? (At least this time, I got the face.) - Habronattus pyrrithrix
Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
April 26, 2009
Several of the earlier subjects in my Spiders On The Steps (SOTS for your acronym lovers) bashfully tipped their chins downward. Result? We couldn't see neither their pretty faces, nor the catchlights in their eyes. (Lack of catchlights in spiders can be dire!) Well, this one was apparently a more photo-op-savvy little jumper.

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Habronattus? Habronattus pyrrithrix even? (At least this time, I got the face.) - Habronattus pyrrithrix Habronattus pyrrithrix? - Habronattus pyrrithrix Habronattus pyrrithrix? - Habronattus pyrrithrix

Nice images, Ron.
I'm still waiting to see my first Habronattus...

"SOTS" -- a very clever and descriptive acronym! Likewise, do you call the heteroptera "BOTS" (Bugs on the Steps)?

 
Oh no! Couldn't do that!
Would get them confused with bot flies. Oh BOTher!

yes
It is H. pyrrithrix. Nice shots too.

 
Thanks, Ben
I gotta love those concrete steps where I found this one! No foliage for the spider to duck behind. And a neutral gray background to boot.

Good shot of a handsome bug.
Good shot of a handsome bug. (The catchlight in this spider's eyes suggests you're using a dual flash...) -- Cat

 
Just built-in flash on my Nikon D80
I can't figure out how that happened. Like me, you probably thrill to reflected ringlights in critter's eyes. I think they look eerie in spiders.

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