No Common Name Hakka himeshimensis (Dönitz & Strand, 1906)Non-native    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Salticidae   >   Genus Hakka   

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This jumping spider species was accidentally introduced to North America from eastern Asia. It is the only member of its genus. (BugGuide) It was apparently first documented in the U.S. on the Massachusetts coast north of Boston. Notes from Steve Scholnick about our first record: "The species appears to favor rocky coasts and, although I wouldn't describe Scotland Beach as being rocky, there are rock seawalls around including at the base of the dock where I found this individual."

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A Hakka himeshimensis in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/8/2014). Determined by Chad Heins/BugGuide and corroborated by Dick Walton. This appears to be a new record for Maryland. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An immature Hakka himeshimensis in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/13/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

Hakka himeshimensis on the shore of Chesapeake Bay in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (10/2/2021). Determined by Chad Heins & Steve Scholnick/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Hakka himeshimensis in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/8/2014). Determined by Chad Heins/BugGuide and corroborated by Dick Walton. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Hakka himeshimensis in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/30/2021). Determined by Steve Scholnick and Chad Heins/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)


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