Salticidae
(Jumping Spiders)

Picture ID 63006

Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Lateral

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I'm guessing Pelegrina tillandsiae because of the pale color and dark ends of the feet. Even though I don't see the light brown that they have. I've seen this spider 3 times, always on the same portion of fence in a grove of trees in the shade. Every time I have tried holding them. I do the "treadmill" thing with my hands which usually keeps jumping spiders occupied because they feel like they're getting somewhere and then when they pause I take a picture. But these always run for the edge of my hand as fast as possible, leap off, and float away into the grass somewhere on a line of silk. Very interesting and different from kinds like bold jumpers which just dive into the grass.

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Emarie
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Such a beautiful little jumper! Wish we knew the species. I will keep looking.

TangledWeb
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The treadmill hand technique is interesting. I sometimes grab an object and keep flipping it over as they walk. It usually doesn’t work for long also. I have better luck with blocking the spider’s path with my phone with the lens down and toward the spider. I can see the spider and set up the settings while it pauses to consider which direction to go to avoid the thing in front of it. That also gets good shots of the eyes sometimes. Your photo is awesome!

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