Platycryptus undatus
(Tan Jumping Spider)

Picture ID 110491

Picture of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) - Dorsal

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Platycryptus undatus. My first Tan Jumping Spider photo. It is in the center of an engraved letter on a gravestone, well camouflaged. I suspected that spiders use lichens as a hydration source. Lichens absorb water instantly, they're very spongey. I spritzed the lichens with water and the spider ran to them and began using its legs to shovel the moist lichen matter into its mouth.

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Wendave70

One of my favorites! He has hard to see but I found him! I have posted some very cute photos of this one close up. They are so cute. I am glad you helped quench his thirst.

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