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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...
Grass, rock and unknown plant in chaparral.
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.
Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012