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Johnson Jumper Spider

Phidippus johnsoni


Male jumping spider stalking bees on a lavender 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 quite painful bite in self defense, but with no serious medical consequences. Wikipedia

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misako 11 years ago

thank you KarenL!

KarenL 11 years ago

Very nice!

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Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 4, 2012

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