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(Male) Johnson Jumper

Phidippus johnsoni

Description:

Gorgeous black jumping spider with red abdomen and blue chelicera that's a dead giveaway that this is from the genus, Phidippus. "The male's abdomen is entirely red, whereas the female's abdomen has a black mark down the center." - BugGuide The female can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/901...

Habitat:

Grass, rock and unknown plant in chaparral.

Notes:

The vision method and the spiders ability to make a home nearly anywhere is why I'm submitting it to NWF for both Wildlife with Super Senses, Species that Survive in Unusual Habitats.

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8 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

I think he is too!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Phidippus is my favorite genus of Jumping Spiders. Even if the top side isn't very colorful, the chelicera always is! Jumpers have wonderful personalities and are quite fearless.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

How beautiful! I'm learning just how beautiful jumping spiders can be. This little fellow's just gorgeous!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thanks Mandy. I think they are too!

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

Beautiful! Jumpers are the cutest spiders :)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Thanks Gerardo. I sure miss a macro but any camera would capture the colors of this beauty!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Very nice Cindy!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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