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Platycryptus undatus

"Familiar Jumper"(adult male)

One of the coolest jumpers in the state! This jumper likes to be vertical and I find them on trees, telephone poles and the south side of houses. This (adult male) was one high on my wish list when I first discovered the jumpers. I found this guy hanging out at the night light of a condo we were staying at on the cape last summer. It turns out there were many of them all over the building. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.