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Jumping Spider (Phidippus tigris) with parasite

Female Phidippus tigris Edwards, 2004. Thanks to Chad Heins and Jeff Hollenbeck for providing the species determination on bugguide. Found at Ramsey Canyon Preserve in Huachuca Mountains. Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

 

I found this beautiful girl just about here: 31.43963N 110.31582W, approx. elevation 1914 meters

 

Unfortunately for her, she had what seems to be a mantispid larva on her right chelicera.

 

Single exposure, uncropped, handheld, in situ. Canon MT-24EX flash unit, Ian McConnachie diffuser.

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Taken on October 27, 2016