Peckhamia sp. male jumping spider (Salticidae), Stulsaft Park, Redwood City, San Mateo County, California - 4 March 2015. I beat this ant-mimic jumping spider from an oak shrub. Collected live, chilled, photographed and later preserved as a specimen in order to determine species.
In retreat in trunk of Lombardy poplar at night.
In web among alders at night.
On clay bank among dry grass at night.
Body about the size of a match head; in web on trunk of old Lombardy poplar at night.
貓蛛科 (Family Oxyopidae)
Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exception of air and sea colonization. As of 2008, at least 43,678 spider species, and 109 families have been...