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Bold jumping spider

Phidippus audax


A cute, charismatic, and ubiquitous, jumping spider. The telltale spot on the abdomen, which turns white when they mature, is a dead giveaway of the species. The iridescent green chelicerae it sports is another classic feature of Phidippus members.


I noticed this male jumping spider crawling steadily along on the trim in the living room. He then moved to the ceiling, laughing at gravity in the process. He may have came inside for shelter, as it had been raining for some time before I saw him. It seems coincidental, but I can't say for sure. The lighting conditions inside my house were pretty good, but I carried him outside to grab the photos I wanted before releasing him.

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dcslaugh 6 years ago

Past Zack. I agree with ur ID! Thank u!!!

Beverly by the sea
Beverly by the sea 6 years ago

Great pictures! I love all spiders but, jumping spiders have to be one of my top favorites! They come is so many different colors and sizes, but all are so cute and fun to watch!

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Spotted on May 8, 2015
Submitted on May 8, 2015

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