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Jumping spider

Phidippus audax

Description:

Jumping spider with green iridescent chelicerae

Habitat:

Found in woods on bottom of a honeysuckle leaf


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31 Comments (1–25)

Beautiful! Congratulatios, Perfect for Halloween

awesome capture Matthew,perfect to the occasion :-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Holy dooley! Awesome shot! Congratulations :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Good choice! Great pic.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Our Halloween special! This beauty finally gets recognition and is our Spotting of the Day. Congratulations Matthew!

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MUSE
MUSE 5 years ago

Amazing shot...

AntonioValle
AntonioValle 5 years ago

Wooow! GREAT shot!

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 6 years ago

Spectacular!!!

Laura B.
Laura B. 6 years ago

Holy crap

MrJohn
MrJohn 6 years ago

sweeeeeeeeeeeet !!!

ErinWCharger
ErinWCharger 6 years ago

I gotta say HOW flipping Amazing this shot is!!!!!!!!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

This is just a stunning macro!
Without seeing the rest of the body I can't say a species but this is most likely from Genus Phidippus. Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) is a common one that is seen.
Genus Phidippus page: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1993/bgpag...
Phidippus audax page: http://bugguide.net/node/view/2006

savannah579
savannah579 6 years ago

this spider is cool but kind of creepy

MattDuncan
MattDuncan 6 years ago

About 1 cm

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 6 years ago

great image, how big was this fellow?

misako
misako 6 years ago

cool!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 6 years ago

I still can't get over his face!! Lol!

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 6 years ago

Great shot!

MattDuncan
MattDuncan 6 years ago

Thanks for all the kind words :-)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Right out of an ultraviolet nightmare! Great Macro.

Dina
Dina 6 years ago

Now that's an expression!:D

uetech8
uetech8 6 years ago

THAT THING IS SCARY MAN.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Great macro!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice close-up Matt. Spider eyes work differently Chief - it's just reflections.

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

This is by far the most interesting picture I have ever seen on a spider! Thank you for sharing this beauty!

Matthew Duncan
Spotted by
Matthew Duncan

Fairborn, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.79, Long: -84.05

Spotted on May 20, 2013
Submitted on May 21, 2013

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