Jumping Spider (Zygoballus sp.)
This Genus of small jumping spiders is recognized by its high head that slopes off behind the eyes.
Description: Zygoballus spiders are brown; the female has a white band and several white spots; the male is darker, with two pairs of white spots. These jumping spiders grow to 4 - 6 mm in length.
Habitat: They live under rocks or bark in the moist soils of woods, and can stalk prey on the exterior of buildings. Their range is from southeastern Canada to east of Texas and Nebraska in the United States.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Accession #: 959
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