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Small red-marked jumping spider - Maevia

Small red-marked jumping spider - Maevia
North Peak, Cuyamaca Mountains, San Diego County, California, USA
July 5, 2014
Size: ~ 7 mm
This tiny jumper was clinging to the stucco outside my front door. Oak/pine surroundings at 4200 feet elevation.

Moved to genus for now
Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Something in Maevia I suspect. Not sure of which species occur in your region.

none of them
are supposed to be in California

I know
How exciting! Or I suppose it could be an accidental introduction.

I haven't travelled...
...farther east than Arizona since 2012. I do have close neighbors who visit Pennsylvania for long periods. Stowaway?

I believe
that M. poultoni has been found in Arizona. Your specimen is similar to that, but would represent an expansion of the known range.

California Maevia
There is at least one, and now possibly two, known undescribed species of Maevia in California.

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