Today I started on Zone 1 of the Backyard Biodiversity Project.
The stairs to the front doorway are populated by a variety of spiders. For a small insect it is a predatory mine field. Some of the hunters are only a millimeter in size while others are giants at a quarter of an inch.
There was a juvenile black widow, a corner spider, cobweb spiders and more. All of them valuable insect predators. In their webs were moths, earwigs, gnats and a click beetle.
This small spider is 2-3 millimeters and hiding in a hollow on the stucco wall.
There was no web. Identifying these small arachnids is a challenge. If you know what this spider is let me know. Leave a comment.