Metacyrba Punctata

I’ve been told that, when a species does not have a common name, I should give it one. This little fellow deserves one, don’t you think?

This handsome Metacyrba punctata jumping spider was wandering around on my garage door when I spotted him. He gave me a few choice leg gestures (“Go away! I’m busy!”) while I snapped away. He was so tiny (about 5 mm) that I could barely see which way he was facing, even though the viewfinder!

Once I looked at the photos I realized I’d got photos of him actually stalking, catching, and eating one of the house spiders (Theridion varians) which also live on my garage door.

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