Phippidus princeps

Photograph by Al Denelsbeck.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Phippidus princepsjumping spider – munching on Eupeodes sp. – hoverfly. Mr. Deneslbeck (“Just Al” to PT readers) is a naturalist and semi-professional photographer. He writes, “Nothing endangered, remarkable, or of particular scientific interest to either of these, I just liked the photo. I haven’t defined why jumping spiders seem to have more personality than other species of arachnid, including those with two distinct eyes in the front, but I don’t think I’m alone.” He runs a website here and recently posted a favorable review of my very favorite book here.