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Canopy Jumping Spider

Phidippus otiosus

Description:

I found this very large jumping spider hanging from a thread (last photo) in my maple tree. I think it got caught on another spider's web and hung there for quite a while before I found it, because when I put it on the ground it seemed disoriented and kept falling over on its back when it tried to jump. Its chelicerae were metallic green with red tips. I would guess 1-2 cm (see photo 5 for size)

Habitat:

Suburban yard next to mixed forest hanging from a maple tree.

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16 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thanks again everyone!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Congrats Machi for the SOTD!

GovLk
GovLk 6 years ago

Great spotted

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Lovely spotting Machi... Congrats...

PucaK
PucaK 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

congrats, Machi :)

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thank you all for the nice comments! I'm honored that this hairy little guy was picked for spotting of the day!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Wonderful series and spotting of the day!!!! Congrats!!!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Beautiful chelicerae!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

I love his groucho marx eyebrows!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, Machi.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations. Did you give it a tooth brush?

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Machi, we couldn't pass up this adorable guy and its bright green chelicerae for our Spotting of the Day today!

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LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Wow! I love his fangs!

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

ID looks good to me, great photos too! Such a cutie

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Crystal River, Florida, United States

Spotted on Aug 13, 2015
Submitted on Sep 10, 2015

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