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Dimorphic Jumper

Maevia inclemens (male)

Wow! These guys are fast and very difficult to photograph. They seem to like to be vertical like the Familiar Jumpers (Platycryptus undatus). I found this adult male (I think?) on the side of my house along with an adult female. The reason fior the name dimorphic is because the males have two very different adult forms. One looks like this and the other is black with cool hair tufts. I haven't seen the other form yet. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.