Jumping Spider
( Thiodina hespera )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Thiodina hespera
Common Name:Jumping Spider
Life Stage:(A) adult
Sex:male

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Salticidae
Subfamily:Subfamily Thiodininae
Genus:Thiodina
Taxon Code:ARA01133

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Black Diamond Mines Regional Pre, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Park/Forest:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Unlike the other two species, Thiodina hespera does not have the two longitudinal white stripes on the abdomen. Instead, the abdomen is yellowish with scattered black setae and numerous black dots.
Body Length
7 mm or less.

BIOLOGY
Habitat
This species is often associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.
Active Period
Season: Mature specimens have been collected throughout the year with a peak abundance in May.
Range
Southwestern United States, all the way to the west coast.

HABITAT
This species is often associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

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