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Red on top with black on bottom, 8 eyes, 4 in front, 4 on top. Females typically have white slashes on sides and white dots on abdomen, based on that description I think this is a male, but I can't be certain, I didn't take any photos from directly above. This specific spider is possibly mimetic of the Red Velvet Ant or Eastern Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis), which is technically a wasp, with the females being wingless.
Typically found in tall grass and weeds and surrounding areas.
I saw this cardinal jumper under my carport on my steps coming towards the front door about 7:20 am on 10/12/16. I took a few photos with my Nikon Coolpix P610 and left it alone. It was not there when I got home later.
Spotted on Oct 12, 2016
Submitted on Oct 19, 2016
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