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Jumping spider        Images © Mark A. Chappell

I'm not sure of the species but this little (~8 mm) jumping spider is very common in Riverside, California in June and July.   I'm fairly sure it's a male, because of the bright coloration and fairly elaborate palps.   The one at the bottom right of the page is eating another, even smaller spider that came too close (for a sense of scale, the animal is sitting on a brick wall).
            Images of other jumping spiders are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

  • Canon 1D MK. II, MP-E 65 macro lens and ringflash; the two bottom images were shot with a 30D, 100 mm macro lens, 1.4X converter, and fill-flash (2006)