Hentzia mitrata? Another one of my brush barrel's jumping spiders from a wooded/ tall grass area.
Salticidae, you can tell by its orientation and ability to turn its head
That’s cool! I didn’t realize Jumping Spiders are distinctive in the way they can bend.
I’m not sure that they are entirely alone with that but I’m just putting eye orientation, size, appearance and body movements together. But yes they seem to almost ‘turn their heads’ to look around.
They remind me of jackknifed tractor trailers. This one was emerging from a brush pile and looking for both predators and prey in the other species that were climbing out. Some of them were on the other side of the barrel where the spider has its head. I read that cutting shrubs and trees and making brush piles into isolated locations was a technique that early naturalists used to find the small spiders in an area. It definitely works! I do it to remove invasive plants and help nonprofits clear widespread brush into piles. The spiders and insects are a… Read more »