Naphrys pulex, male, massachusetts, jumping spider, spider, salticidae, photo

Naphrys pulex (penultimate male)


I was in my office getting some work done when this little guy came hopping across my desk to catch a little fly. I had fed some habronattus coecatus (sub-adults) the day before and I'm sure this was one of the escaped fruit flies. I'm waiting for the Habros to molt one more time and attempt some courtship photos smile emoticon He seemed happy to pose for a quick photoshoot before I had to get back to work. I saw him again this morning hopping around the office smile emoticon It's nice to know he's here to take care of the flies:-). Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.