The Hentzia must be fairly common. This is Hentzia palmarum. They have appeared in my yard and my house. These males are distinctive with their green hindlegs and large dark foreleg. We have a second species of Hentzia but I have never seen it. It is browner with less differentiation between the first and posterior legs. The female of this species and the other are very different from the males. Both are paler and much broader in the abdomen. Same individual below.

This was about a 3 mm juvenile in early spring on Round Mountain and I am guessing it is a Hentzia youngster. Was actively feeding on my emergent buckeye leaves. Highly alert as they always are.

This is surely one of my favorite recent jumpers. And I didn't even see it. It is, I believe, Poultonella. This is a genus closely related to Tutelina. Bob Barber found it on some blueberry bushes in Newton county. No fruit was present but this thing must have some inkling of its excellent camouflage among blueberries when they do appear. According to David Hill these guys are ant predators though they do not mimic ants and they barely outweigh them.

Same individual with a facial shot. Why isn't someone making money with stuffed Jumping Spider toys?? We have two Tutelina species in addition to this Poultonella. See the linked jumper list for details.

The astounding ant mimic Peckhamia. It is either americana or picata. We have both. I have been looking for one for years. This one showed up in my truck. My daughter was chasing down an ant when it eluded her by dropping a web line. Even after she called me in to see it, I still insisted it was an ant until I had it in the vial and held it up to my eye. That is impressive mimicry.

Side shot showing the enlarged head and the spider eye visible posteriorly. Also the fang enlargements.

This elegant spider still has me wondering. Daughter found it feeding on ants on a daylilly stem. Has some features of a Tutelina with those stripe-topped legs. But seems to lack the tufts on the postorbital face. I'm not sure this is on the Arkansas list. Though I have no good color pictures for reference on the other Tutelina species. Iridescent purple on the face and glowing green on the posterior head and abdomen. Golden yellow legs with those line etchings. You'd think it would be easy.

I placed this critter in a small collection jar to try and get better photos and it immediately built a little web carport in the bottom to slide into. Was devilishly fast. It has been returned now to my daylillies.

Color patterns are unlimited if this is another Tutelina. And a stunning ant kill for this little purple assassin if so.

Can they get cooler than this? Sassacus papenhoei. I believe this is a female. And these are supposedly beetle mimics for the flea beetle group. Looks more like a tiny odd turtle. That is its web hideout to the left in the leaves.

Wondrously variable by the available photos on the web. This one was strikingly shiny in blues and greens. Very small in the 6 to 7 mm range.