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Bold Jumper

Phidippus audax

Description:

A large jumping spider in the family Salticidae, Phidippus audax, the Bold Jumper, is no less than audacious! When I was holding this spider about 30 cm from the ground, it had no problem jumping right out of my hand, or sometimes even falling backward! After it had crawled all over me, I had silk from the spider all over my hand! I love the green near the mouth! The abdomen has three white spots, as well as two right at the apex of the body.

Habitat:

Found on a rabbit cage.

Notes:

First time I ever held a jumping spider! It was awesome. I was amazed at how docile and soft they were. First of year, as well!

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5 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you so much ForestDragon and Phil! I do agree the Zebra Jumper is much more timid! They are very brave!

Phil_S
Phil_S 6 years ago

Great photo!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

They are great, aren't they! Some of them are more skittish. I find the Zebra Jumpers around my house don't appreciate my advances too much but the Bold Jumpers don't mind so much. They are brave spiders!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Thank you very much Atul!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

Lovely !

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Lat: 42.35, Long: -74.02

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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