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Jumping Spider

Phidippus adumbratus


Muted gray and tan, female spider with patterned abdomen. The chelicera are blue/green as found in the Phidippus genus.


Front yard moving from one bush to another on a web. I saw her moving and I put my hand out. She crawled on and did a 360 turn for me. I placed her on the bush she was going to, unharmed.

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40 Comments (1–25)

He he he. Yes, I'm a Trekkie and couldn't resist. Glad this spider made you smile :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

LOL. Khaaaannn... as in the Wrath Of? That gave me a good belly laugh. How could anyone not love such a cute little face. Great series, Cindy, and I'll be smiling all day after seeing this :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Belated congrats, Cindy!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 5 years ago

Beautiful series Cindy

ALYSAN 5 years ago

So beautiful

Thank you everyone!
Al, you are definitely not the only person that avoids touching spiders! Normally I avoid interacting with any wild animal but the Jumpers here are very calm and usually end up jumping on my camera or hand anyway ;)

Al_Wood 5 years ago

Not to be the odd man out, but I'm terrified of spiders and I think my first reaction putting a spider on my hand would be to cry, not grab my camera. Kudos to your bravery for handling such a vicious specimen!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Terrific, Cindy.

Congratulations Cindy!

MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Congratulations Cindy on your SOTD

NeilDazet 5 years ago

Congrats Cindy! Awesome. You are becoming quite the photographer!

Thank you my friends! I too think they're charming :)
Lizzy, I just couldn't help myself with the last pic. I'm not only a Nature nerd but a Sci-fi nerd as well.

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

congrats !!

CarlaLouise 5 years ago

Some of my best friends are these little guys! They are SO CHARMING :)

dotun55 5 years ago

Captivating. Congratulations!!!

arlanda 5 years ago

Congratulations, Cindy!!

Congrats Cindy ! Adorable little spider !!! =)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago


Annelies 5 years ago

Amazing little creauture, great spotting! And I'm still chuckling over that last photo :D

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congratulations Cindy! It is adorable and so tiny. Your pictures are beautiful!

Very honored! Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

Tiz 5 years ago

Gongrats! It is a beauty and really deserves being in the spotlights :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

Congratulations Cindy .......

Congratulations on this adorable SotD Cindy !

Tom15 5 years ago

Great shots Cindy! Congrats on SOTD.

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.03

Spotted on Nov 6, 2013
Submitted on Nov 6, 2013

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