This largish jumping spider was living beneath a flat of plants that had been sitting in one spot in the garden all winter. The characteristic scuttling and yes, jumping of this member of the Salticidae family got me very excited -these guys do have a huge cute factor. There is only one member of the Genus Evarcha in BC, so we are pretty sure that we got this identified as Evarcha proszynskii; but as always, let us know if we are wrong; or if there are others that this could be. Identifications are humbling! An interesting factoid - the family Salticidae has approximately 5000 known species worldwide, and at that the highest percentage of members of any family of spiders.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.