Paradise Spiders (Habronattus)

Habronattus is a genus in the family salticidae (jumping spiders) native to North America. As of 2019 there are 106 recognized species. They are commonly referred to as "Paradise Spiders" due to their colorful courtship ornaments and complex dances, similar to birds of paradise. Six species can be found in New England.

My photography project is to not only photograph the adult form of all Habronattus species but also to document the transformation from the penultimate to adult form as well as the courtship display of the males. To see all my images of a particular species please scroll to the bottom of the page and type the species name in the search bar here on my website. While portraits are fun to capture dorsal images are very important for field identification. I will upload all dorsal images soon.