Habronattus hirsutus male
Habronattus hirsutus male
Habronattus hirsutus male
Habronattus hirsutus male
Habronattus hirsutus male
Habronattus hirsutus male

Habronattus hirsutus male

I’ve photographed these small jumping spiders for several years, especially at the Mouth of the Elwha River near Port Angeles, WA. and around the River Bridge Park on the Dungeness in Sequim, WA. elwha | dungeness

Wayne Maddison, University of British Columbia, identified photo 1 as Habronattus hirsutus. (See bugguide page) The yellow stripe near the base of the front leg is diagnostic for this species. It’s clear in 1 (zoomed closeup), and in 2, which shows a male displaying to a female. Also see mating 1.

In the dorsal view, 3, you can see the faint markings on the hind end of the abdomen. Females have similar, but much more prominent, markings. These spiders also have interesting flaglike rows of bristles on the dorsal surface of the front legs, especially visible in 4, and white stripes on the legs. In some photos, you can see the rusty color under the eyes (5, 6) and here.

Measured male