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Jumping Spider

Phidippus putnami


Brightly colored arachnid approximately 2 cm. in length.


Found in forested woodlands. Semi-arboreal to arboreal, these little guys seem to prefer being elevated off the ground as much as possible


Harmless to humans. Diet consists of smaller insects.

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Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 8 years ago

Fantastic spotting..!

KarenL 8 years ago

Wow! I want one! :-)

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 8 years ago

Amazing shot!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

nice colours - great photo !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow wonderful shot i like the muppets :)

GregMayberry 8 years ago

This little guy is completely harmless, Christine. Jumping spiders are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. They look like muppets!

I have never seen anything like it. Is it venomous?

Atul 8 years ago

beautiful pic !

Aaron_G 8 years ago

Haven't seen you in a while, Greg. Good to see you back and with some nice spottings!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Colorful! Beautiful shot. I wish that you also had a photo of the rest of this Spider's body so I could see what it looks like.

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Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 7, 2012

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