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Jumping Spider

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Description:

A female jumping spider with tan and black banded legs, and a brown abdomen with cream and black markings. Similar to Phiddipus clarus, the markings do not match that species, but her body type does match the Phidippus genus. The first picture is included to show comparison size in relation to a seven-spotted lady beetle.

Habitat:

This spotting was done at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, an estuary and bird sanctuary located next to the Pacific Ocean.

Notes:

Like all jumping spiders, this one had excellent vision and an attitude much larger than her body! I was able photograph all sides of her as she put on a defensive display for me, showing off her colors :)

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2 Comments

catgrin
catgrin 9 years ago

Thanks again :) I'm happy you're enjoying the photos!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

very nice series, Christine!

catgrin
Spotted by
catgrin

Orange, California, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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