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Spotted Jumping Spider

Phidippus mystaceus

Description:

Very hairy little spider. About the size of a nickel. Wonderful spot design on its head, back and abdomen. You can actually notice when the spider is looking straight at you as the reflection of light dims down quite a bit.

Habitat:

Anywhere really.

Notes:

I really like these sorts of spiders, because they are quite intelligent. They'll track your finger, and follow it around, almost like a cat follows a laser dot. I love watching these little guys because they always seem comical when they walk around, stop and search around 360 degrees before continuing on.

1 species ID suggestions

Jumping Spider
Phidippus mystaceus Species Phidippus mystaceus - BugGuide.Net

3 Comments

Tamir
Tamir 2 years ago

ha! Yea these little guys are awesome. I actually prefer the black ones with the white spot on its back. Those guys are a little more active than these ones, but still I love Jumping Spiders. Just really social spiders.

MaryRosales
MaryRosales 2 years ago

Think, he might be asking, "do ya mean eyeglassess"?

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

This is my favorite genus of spider! This species has really cool patterns on it. Unfortunately for me, they're not here in Cali.

Denton City Limits, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.21, Long: -97.13

Spotted on Oct 10, 2010
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012

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