Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm – Two Centuries of Jumping Spider Studies in Massachusetts

The next meeting of the Cambridge Entomological Club  will be held on Tuesday February 12 at 07:30 PM in room 101 of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Dick Walton will present a talk entitled “Two Centuries of Jumping Spider (Araneae: Salticidae) Studies in Massachusetts”.

Worldwide the salticids comprise the largest spider family with approximately 300 species represented in North America north of Mexico. Superior eyesight, an active lifestyle, diversity of forms, colors and behaviors are all hallmarks of this group. Dick Walton will present a brief history of salticid studies in MA as well as an overview of jumping spiders present in MA today. In addition, he will show us several of his videos portraying these amazing creatures.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided and you are also welcome to join us at 6:00 PM for an informal pre-meeting dinner at West Side Lounge Restaurant.  Photo from www.thegardenerseden.com.