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My first jumping spider spotting... Observed in a tropical dry forest.
A very cute Spider....this Spider, has a very beautiful design, on it....
A very beautiful, and a very colorful, Jumping Spider....
Please consider Paraphidippus fartilis http://www.peckhamia.com/salticidae/salt...
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...
You should also put it for rare morphed
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?
Thanks EnvUnlimited, Gilma & Ric3 for your kind comments!
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.
Thanks Backyardphotographer for the suggestion - The abdominal markings & the geographic range of this spider do not seem consistent with phidippus mystaceus.
wow! looks awesome!
Thank you chebeague8 & Jacob!
Lovely spotting, Small Wonders! Congratulations on your first jumping spider spotting, too! :)
Thanks for the nice comments Vernando & TheWhiteLord5!
Thanks so much Claire!
Excellent shot and wonderful spider!
Thanks so much for all of the nice comments!
so special! Great find!
Very beautiful jumper
Spotted on Feb 21, 2013 Submitted on Mar 8, 2013
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