October 2020 Spider of the Month

The spider of the month is this male Evarcha sp. jumping spider (most likely Evarcha prosimilis), taken by Rudi Steenkamp (me) in Bloemfontein. There are 92 recorded Evarcha species in the world, with 16 occurring in South Africa. They are generally rather dull in colour (usually brown), but some males are an exception, such as E. prosimilis and E. ignea with these red faces. … Read more