Unknown Salticidae, body shape was Hentzia-like, thinking it may be a juvenile due to condition (north FL, early april)… entomologists, would love the help in ID… super small, this was shot around 3-4x life size, all stacks of several shots.
Photographs of a Juvenile Malaysian Dead Leaf Mantis (Deroplatys desiccata). As I post this, this guy/gal here has molted once more since these shots, and is sitting in his/her habitat checking me out as it does every night when I work. If I had to guess, I would say there is just one more molt before adulthood… he/she is getting quite big. I’ve had it since it was a speck, the size of a small salticidae, and it has been a pleasure watching the progress.