Invertebrates - Danny Goodding

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Gynandromorphic jumping spider 2

After speaking with various jumping spider experts, I've learned that this little spider may very well be the first documented case of a gynandromorphic chimera (half-male, half-female) jumping spider (family Salticidae) in the Americas and possibly only the third ever in the world ! I'm so excited that we encountered this little dude on our hike at De Leon Springs State Park in central Florida.

This is a woodland jumping spider (Colonus sylvanus).

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