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Jumping spider - Phidippus whitmani

Jumping spider - Phidippus whitmani
Hoyles Mill Conservation Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
May 25, 2010
Size: 5-6 mm

Moved from Phidippus.

P. whitmani
I agree this looks like Phidippus whitmani.

Looks like a male P. whitmani given the
black area on the "forehead." Edwards describes this character (black AME area) as unique among Eastern species. He also notes the spider is restricted to hardwood leaf litter habitats. I have been following a small "colony" of these jumpers and have seen mostly males. The one female I observed was captured by a spider wasp. See:

Moved from Jumping Spiders. Fairly sure of the genus. Nice image - do you have a size estimate? Any other photos?

angle...size was about 5-6mm

I added that info. Jay Barnes may know this one.

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