A joint jumping spider-social spider expedition took us to Ecuador with Leticia Avilés and Ingi Agnarsson. It was Wayne’s first collecting in Ecuador in about a decade, and for the first time collected well in cloud forests. The stunning discovery was of three new species of lapsiines, including the very strange Thrandina and Galianora [pdf].
The primary collecting team, Ingi Agnarsson, Wayne Maddison, Gabriel Iturralde, and Patricio Salazar
The rich and green cloud forest near Limón.
Wayne, discovering you could find salticids in the rain, but that if you did, you got wet.
Allullas, a fried cornbread with cheese in a leaf.