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Jumping Spider

Phidippus adumbratus


Beautiful red, black and white jumping spider with the blue-green chelicera of the Phidippus genus.


Solar light in backyard. This species is found in California but the genus is found in "North America from Alaska to Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Easter Island, Hawaii, and the Greater Antilles."


"Phidippus was a slave who was physician to King Deiotaros. Literally, the words means "one who spares horses" in Ancient Greek." - Wikipedia

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62 Comments (1–25)


alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Cool spider, looks ready for anything!

Thank you very much, Ramya B and Diaz José Miguel!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 10 years ago

Great shots! and a very well behaved spider! What I love in this site is discovering the beauty sorrounding our every day life and your pcis capture very ell that spirit! Bravo

Ramya B
Ramya B 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy ....

This PN community is just awesome! Thank you all for your support and comments. I'll be sure to thank and congratulate this spider if I see it again in the backyard :)

Wow Cindy amazing capture,beautiful series,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Congrats, Cindy! A truly AWESOME spotting :-).

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Superstar spotting! Congrats!

Phil_S 10 years ago

Congrats on SOTD!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy :) :) Well deserved :)

Jellyfishnebula 10 years ago

Congratulations that is just simply gorgeous!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

I want a giant plush of him on my bed. He is so so adorable. Congratulations on SOTD. Much deserved. You are finding such incredible spiders, insects and mammals. I am enjoying your photos.

surekha 10 years ago

Congrats, Cindy!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 10 years ago

Congrats! Great macro shot!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy. A gem. I wonder what purpose that color serves.

GeorgeBritz 10 years ago

Salticids are all awesome arachnids....

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Congrats Cindy! That's a beautiful spider wearing a red skirt. ;)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Congrats, Cindy!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Congrats on a well deserved SOTD, Cindy :-)

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy! That little red hat deserves it's SOTD badge!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD!

Atul 10 years ago

Congratulations ...Very well deserved !!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago


Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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