CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Jumping Spider (Hentzia palmarum)
miniscule. I’m pretty sure I have the species correct and that it is female. At any rate the genus is the newest addition to my buggy life list. for size reference, photo depicts spider lying in a crotch where a less than 1 inch leaf connects to the stem of the saltbush.
Like other jumping spiders it had spun a silk “house” on a leaf to hide in.
distribution of genus: http://salticidae.org/salticid/catalog/hentzia.htm
Shown on Florida Native Plant: SALTBUSH (Baccharis sp.)