Large female Johnson Jumper Spider approximately 1 cm long. Hunting on my hydrangea plant.
Urban house flower garden.
The red-backed jumping spider (Phidippus johnsoni) is one of the largest and most commonly encountered jumping spiders of western North America. It is not to be confused with the unrelated and highly venomous redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti). When threatened, the redbacked jumping spider can inflict a painful bite in self defense, but with no serious medical consequences. Wikipedia
Lat: 37.83, Long: -122.28
Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012