Picture ID 134116

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Both of these jumping spiders were caught in Tucson, AZ. I'm pretty sure that the one on the right is a male, the one on the left I don't know what sex it is. I'd like to see if I could use them to try to breed them but I don't know their sexes or species, so please help me with my request.

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  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 6, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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I think you are correct about their genders, but I don’t think they are the same species. The male is at risk of being eaten by the female. Dorsal images are most useful for taxonomy. Anterior photos, like this are helpful for gender. There are species where the male and female look quite different. Appropriately, the Dimorphic Jumper is the best example. These two look like different species because black leg markings -or lack of- tend to be the same on both genders in spiders. They have different eye configurations also. There are web sites that focus on raising Jumping… Read more »