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Jumping spider

Phidippus arizonensis


Small hairy tan spider with white and black markings. Jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes. Its' principal pair of eyes are the only pair of the four that are movable. Four of the eyes are quite visible in the photos I have posted. Jumping spiders have nearly flat faces.


Jumping spiders can be found in a variety of habitats including but not limited to tropical and temperate forests, scrub lands, deserts, and mountainous regions. Jumping spiders are diurnal and tether themselves, via a filament of silk, to whatever they are on prior to jumping.


I am not absolutely sure of the specific identification of this species of jumping spider. According to Wikipedia there are approximately 635 genera and over 6,000 species. To the best of my research I felt that this spider is Phidippus arizonensis based on photos, and region. Any help would be appreciated.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2018
Submitted on Nov 19, 2018

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