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 photograph the adult form of all Habronattus species. I am also documenting the transformation from the penultimate male to adult male form as well as the courtship display of the adult males. I have a search bar at the bottom of all pages on my website where you can type key words like (species name, penultimate, courtship display...etc) to see all my images of that particular search.

While portraits and courtship displays are fun to capture dorsal images are very important for field identification. I will upload all dorsal images soon.