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Small jumper - Habronattus moratus

Small jumper - Habronattus moratus
Starr County, Texas, USA
May 14, 2010
Size: very small, Habronattus
Dry limestone habitat in the Rio Grande Valley brush country

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Small jumper - Habronattus moratus Small jumper - Habronattus moratus - male Small jumper - Habronattus moratus - male

Moved from viridipes group. ID'ed by Wayne Maddison.

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

Habronattus viridipes group
At the least, this should be H. viridipes group. By range, this should be H. calcaratus agricola. These would be the first pics for that taxon.

Here are two images which may
Here are two images which may help.

No! Found a few adults that we are debating if they are cazieri or politula though... even though the date is an issue. Looked for larval burrows but didn't see any.

H. calcaratus agricola
Those were very helpful. I suspect this is Habronattus calcaratus agricola. This spider is robust, with light specks on the 3rd femur. It greatly resembles H. calcaratus maddisoni but with pale markings on the face, which is evidently just what agricola should look like. If that's what it is, this may be a range extension. See here and here.

That's quite intriguing about the tiger beetles. Do you have any pics? I'd love to see these things.

Habronattus male
Do you have any face shots? It has modified scales on the first pair of legs, which should make it of the viridipes- or coecatus species groups.

Did you happen to find any Cicindela cazieri larvae? ;-)

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