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Daring Jumping Spider

Phidippus audax


Jumping spider


Found in my house! Now back outside!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Bold Jumper/Daring Jumping Spider
Phidippus audax Species Phidippus audax - Bold Jumper - BugGuide.Net

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ForestDragon 11 years ago

Karen, this species of spider has a bit of variation in color and pattern. You can see the different ones here:

If you look at each of the different audaxes you can see that there is variation even within the same type.

Wilsons 11 years ago

@karen- a pet! Wow! This is a kill free zone, we put all back outside. I did have a stowaway fish eating spider ride from puerto rico to cincinnati in my backpack once but I took it to the zoo and let them keep it. I watched for eggs for months!

Wilsons 11 years ago

It was on the kitchen ceiling. I chased with a tupperware container and finally caught it . Plus im using cell phone camera for all my pics so tiny guys are tricky

MrsPbio 11 years ago

But I thought Daring Jumpers were black, with white morkings on the abdomen, and white stripes on the legs. Green irridescent fangs. At least mine was.

MrsPbio 11 years ago

Oh! I found one of these years ago, and kept it for a pet. Then I found out "he" was actually a "she".... and a pregnant "she" as well! One day I found an egg sac in her tank. Several days later, I had about a hundred teeny Daring Jumpers.... all over my house. I was elated. Hubby was not amused.

Endangeredlover 11 years ago

Really? How hard?

Wilsons 11 years ago

Thanks for the ID- this one was hard to catch!

ForestDragon 11 years ago

Great spot! These guys are all over my yard. This one is a "typical audax" meaning it has the most commonly seen color/pattern for this species. I believe this is a male.

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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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