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Red-backed Jumping Spider

Phidippus clarus

Description:

Quick jumping spider, with a black body and a red back. The female (pictured) has a black stripe down the center of its back.

Habitat:

Grasslands

Notes:

Any help on a specific species would be appreciated. I glanced at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phidippus_j...) but this seems to be a western species, not sure if it makes it out to Del.

No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

harsuame
harsuame 4 years ago

Grandiosa toma felicidades!

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 4 years ago

thanks for the great comments and species suggestion. I knew the one I found had to have an east coast cousin!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 4 years ago

Fantastic capture!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

I think you have a male Phidippus clarus here. They occur over a lot of the USA including most of the East Coast.
Yours looks like this:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10421/bgim...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/318910/bgi...

Here is the page info for this species:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2036
and from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phidippus_c...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Very nice shots !

Delaware, USA

Lat: 39.71, Long: -75.72

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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