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Adult male dorsal - Marpissa obtusa - male

Adult male dorsal - Marpissa obtusa - Male
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 15, 2010
Size: 4mm excl. palps
This spider became an adult sometime within the past week. I've had him since July 1st and originally posted photos of the penultimate. I've been feeding him fruit flies and little leaf hoppers since then. He has been very good at catching both, unlike some other small Salticids I've been trying to raise. Are we any closer to ID'ing him, or will I have to bottle and scope him for the ID?

Notice that this fellow grew 1.5mm in six weeks, just one instar, lengthening by 60%. He refused to eat for about a week before the final molt.

Images of this individual: tag all
Immature male dorsal - Marpissa obtusa - male Immature male side - Marpissa obtusa - male Immature male side face - Marpissa obtusa - male Adult male dorsal - Marpissa obtusa - male Adult male side - Marpissa obtusa - male Adult male side face - Marpissa obtusa - male Adult male ventral - Marpissa obtusa - male Ventral palp - Marpissa obtusa - male Retrolateral palp - Marpissa obtusa - male

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Getting these to a section where an expert in the field is more likely to be looking.

Oh boy, this is confusing. I
Oh boy, this is confusing. It's hard to tell which pictures go with which instar. I guess BugGuide just isn't set up to handle that. I didn't receive email notices of the move.

nice series
location should be just Austin, not "Austin, TX" -- pls refer to the form instructions

 
Thanks. Fixed.
Thanks. Fixed.

 
much appreciated, Joe

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