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Jumping spider (with moth)

Phidippus princeps

Description:

4 mm long jumping spider with the distinctive tufts on its cephalothorax indicative of the Phidippus family. I'm not sure of the species of moth.

Habitat:

Semi rural backyard wildlife habitat

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23 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great first pic and great series Karen

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Ricardo!

Ricardo Salgueiro
Ricardo Salgueiro 9 years ago

Love it!!! A Masterpiece of Nature :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Rick!

RickGomez
RickGomez 9 years ago

Great work on the macros! The action captured makes this even better!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Ursula!

Ursula
Ursula 9 years ago

the 3rd picture is a winner! :)
splendid + very scenic and dramatic spotting :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Jacob! Sorry about the moth! :(

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Beautiful series, Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Devon, I have a macro converter that clips on my camera that allows me to take close ups. It means I have to get my camera to within about 4 or 5 inches of my subject though which can be challenging! Luckily jumping spiders rarely run away if they have caught prey - especially a substantial meal like this!

DevonJerothe
DevonJerothe 9 years ago

How did u get so close wow

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Bill!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Very nice series KarenL

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you for you kind comments Sachin, Chime & Ann! Yes, I think the spider won - the moth was barely fluttering by the time I spotted it!
I love to find these little guys & I'm always excited to see them with prey because generally that means I will get a few decent pics - they usually seem prepared to "take me on" rather then risk losing a tasty meal!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Excellent series,

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Great photography! Dramatic series! ... I guess the spider won...?

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

nice picture KarenL. looks like the little spider is having a big meal. ;)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

And thank you too Kuheli!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thank you Satyen, Jolly & Emily!

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 9 years ago

excellent..

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Amazing!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Cool! Very nice series

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Awesome first pic!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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