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Johnson Jumper (Female)

Phidippus johnsoni

Description:

Black, female jumping spider with blue-green chalicerae. The abdomen is red with a black stripe that extends mid-way. This stripe is what points to this spider being a female. The males don't have the stripe.

Habitat:

Peach tree in backyard

Notes:

"Not harmful to humans, although like all spiders it will inflict a painful bite if provoked, and this species is reported to be more aggressive than other jumpers."

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2 Comments

Her red is a warning but I think she's adorable.

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 7 years ago

He looks aggressive with that big splash of red on its abdomen.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 27, 2013

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