Subject: jumping spider of sorts?
Location: Western Washington state
August 4, 2016 11:43 pm
Found this in my backyard in western Washington state curious on what it is.
Signature: amber toro
Good Morning Amber,
You are correct that this is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, but despite its distinctive markings, we have been unable to identify the species after scanning through all the genera on BugGuide. Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had with a species identification. Interestingly, as we were linking to BugGuide, we stumbled upon this image of the Bronze Jumper, Eris militaris, on BugGuide that looks closer than any other image we found.