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Unidentified Jumping Spider

Description:

My first jumping spider spotting... Observed in a tropical dry forest.




2 species ID suggestions

phidippus mystaceus
phidippus mystaceus
Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant 11 months ago
Paraphidippus fartilis
Paraphidippus fartilis Global Species Database of Salticidae

38 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 11 months ago

A very cute Spider....this Spider, has a very beautiful design, on it....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 11 months ago

A very beautiful, and a very colorful, Jumping Spider....

Bug Freak
Bug Freak 4 years ago

Please consider Paraphidippus fartilis http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/salt...

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

hey small wonders, great spotting and congrats. have you seen my suggestion? i could not find a common name for it, but i REALLY think you have a phidippus mystaceus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phidippus_m...

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 5 years ago

You should also put it for rare morphed

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 5 years ago

Nice jumper

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks again Gilma! As for your suggestion, I'm still not certain... I think Phidippus is a good possibility, but I am having a hard time finding keys & reference to the species found in tropical regions of the Americas.

Small Wonders, I am enchanted by this gorgeous spider and I even research some, but I am not good at it. Could your spider be a "Regal jumping spider,Phidippus Regius?

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited, Gilma & Ric3 for your kind comments!

Ric3
Ric3 6 years ago

I like it.

WOW!! What a cute Spider, love the colors, black and white, never seen one like it, and popular!! seems lots of us love your spider. Thank you so much for sharing, Small Wonders.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks Backyardphotographer for the suggestion - The abdominal markings & the geographic range of this spider do not seem consistent with phidippus mystaceus.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks Sachindra!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 6 years ago

wow! looks awesome!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thank you chebeague8 & Jacob!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Lovely spotting, Small Wonders! Congratulations on your first jumping spider spotting, too! :)

chebeague8
chebeague8 6 years ago

Really cool!!!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments Vernando & TheWhiteLord5!

TheWhiteLord5
TheWhiteLord5 6 years ago

Very cute!

VernandoSimbolon
VernandoSimbolon 6 years ago

very beautiful

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks so much Claire!

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Excellent shot and wonderful spider!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 6 years ago

Thanks so much for all of the nice comments!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

so special! Great find!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Very beautiful jumper

Jalisco, Mexico

Lat: 20.48, Long: -105.44

Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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