Picture ID 158064

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think it's a Metacyrba Taeniola based on some quick googling but I'm not sure

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I think your identification is correct. There is a subspecies in New Mexico, Metacyrba taeniola ssp. similis, that I suspect is a match. Your observations are interesting. Jumping Spiders do have particularly excellent eyesight. I never thought about it, yes they do tend to walk backwards and sideways when I’m trying to photograph them. They usually have two very large eyes in front and several smaller eyes facing various directions. I’ll watch the next Jumping Spider I try to photograph, probably tomorrow to see which directions it goes. You did well with some quick googling. 🙂 We use any reputable… Read more »

Last edited 21 days ago by TangledWeb