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Jumping Spider, (not Zebra)

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: rod williamsrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebratesrod williams’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

On bramble leaf

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Typo

It should be Heliophanus flavipes

kieranc23's picture

Thanks Chris, I'll change it

Thanks Chris, I'll change it

Alan Thornhill's picture

dark streaks

Don't the dark streaks on the legs suggest cupreus rather than flavipes? I don't claim to be expert on salticids though.

moremoth's picture

Cupreus?

According to Roberts field guide, H. cupreus has black markings on the femora of all four leg pairs. H. falvipes usually has markings on femora 3 and 4. This applies to the females. But I suspect you need to examine the genitalia to be certain.

Bill Welch

Alan Thornhill's picture

Exactly -

- I can see dark streaks on femora I and II, at least on the spider's left side. I feel Heliophanus sp. is safer.

chrisbrooks's picture

Femora

I'll have to agree with Alan, having looked at images of both species I agree it is not conclusive either way. Sorry Kieran.