Unknown Jumping Spider

Subject:  What’s this jumping spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Louisville Ky USA
Date: 04/17/2019
Time: 06:28 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, can you id this tiny jumper for me? About sesame seed size, found on mailbox in Louisville Ky onApril 17, 2019. Thank you
How you want your letter signed:  Shelby

Jumping Spider

Dear Shelby,
We are posting your image of a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, though we did not manage to quickly identify it.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a proper species identification.

1 thought on “Unknown Jumping Spider”

  1. This appears to be Tutelina similis or Tutelina elegans. The juveniles are apparently indistinguishable between the two subspecies and I’m not an expert, but I would say it is a female Thick Spined Jumping Spider, Tutelina similis.


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