I was sitting down to think about what I might post about tonight, when I noticed a movement out of the corner of my eye. A jumping spider appeared on the edge of my computer screen! Not a digital one, a real one!
It was a good opportunity for a few close-ups. The spider was upside down, but it was a great view of those beautiful eyes! And I love the little rim of hairs wrapping around the perimeter of the eyes. (Do the hairs help keep the eyes clean, like eyelashes?)
Then the spider went on a journey across the table (before being escorted outside). Here it is on a napkin:
And a dorsal view on a place mat:
I appreciated the timely visit from this charismatic spider.
P.S. I think I first wrote about the Red-backed Jumping Spider (Phidippus johnsoni) on 30 January 2013 — see the post called "Zip line".