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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 7 years ago

Holy dooley! Awesome shot! Congratulations :)

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 7 years ago

Good choice! Great pic.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 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 10 years ago

Amazing shot...

AntonioValle
AntonioValle 10 years ago

Wooow! GREAT shot!

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 10 years ago

Spectacular!!!

Laura B.
Laura B. 10 years ago

Holy crap

MrJohn
MrJohn 11 years ago

sweeeeeeeeeeeet !!!

ErinWCharger
ErinWCharger 11 years ago

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

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 11 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 11 years ago

this spider is cool but kind of creepy

MattDuncan
MattDuncan 11 years ago

About 1 cm

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 11 years ago

great image, how big was this fellow?

misako
misako 11 years ago

cool!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 11 years ago

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

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson 11 years ago

Great shot!

MattDuncan
MattDuncan 11 years ago

Thanks for all the kind words :-)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 11 years ago

Right out of an ultraviolet nightmare! Great Macro.

Dina
Dina 11 years ago

Now that's an expression!:D

uetech8
uetech8 11 years ago

THAT THING IS SCARY MAN.

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Great macro!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

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

Tiz
Tiz 11 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

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

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