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Phidippus clarus (juvenile male)

Phidippus clarus

Description:

I found this jumping spider that I found at the pool and brought it home for some pictures, then released it in a field. Thank you @ForestDragon for the ID!

Habitat:

Found at a public pool; pictures taken in my room before it was released in a field.

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7 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

Thank you Paul and ForestDragon! ForestDragon I think that's exactly what it is! I saw and photographed an adult male Phidippus clarus last summer (see my very early spottings), but I would've never guessed that this would be a juvenile! Looking at the series of pictures in the comments of the first link really helped. Thanks again!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Nice series Jack! I didn't think this was a Phidippus at first but, with a bit of research, I think this looks a lot like Phidippus clarus (a juvenile male perhaps). See what you think:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/658304/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/527880/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/115392/bgi...

PaulBennett
PaulBennett 8 years ago

great pics and spotting

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

Thank you!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Great shots Jack!

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

I know! I suspect that this is a Phidippus sp., and they are some of the most adorable jumpers!

Awwww, he's cute :)

Jack Settle
Spotted by
Jack Settle

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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