Subject: bug found in northern Virginia
Location: Northern Virginia (Gainesville)
May 14, 2013 1:54 pm
What is this gross bug?
Signature: Laura

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Hi Laura,
This is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and we were unable to locate a definite match in our quick scan of Bugguide, however, we believe it is a member of the subfamily Dendryphantinae (see BugGuide), and we believe this is a male spider.

Thank you so very much!   Very good to know, and I very much appreciate your service!

Location: Gainesville, Virginia

4 Responses to Jumping Spider

  1. Tenodera says:

    I just went a little further, it’s a male Hentzia mitrata (http://bugguide.net/node/view/37825/bgpage). Fortunately the adult males of each species in this genus are pretty distinctive.

  2. my favorite arachnids!

  3. Looks very much like a male Hentzia mitrata: http://bugguide.net/node/view/37825

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