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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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39 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 9 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 10 years ago

Belated congrats, Cindy!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Beautiful series Cindy

ALYSAN 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Terrific, Cindy.

Congratulations Cindy!

MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy on your SOTD

NeilDazet 10 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 10 years ago

congrats !!

CarlaLouise 10 years ago

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

dotun55 10 years ago

Captivating. Congratulations!!!

arlanda 10 years ago

Congratulations, Cindy!!

Saumya Wanniarachchi
Saumya Wanniarachchi 10 years ago

Congrats Cindy ! Adorable little spider !!! =)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago


Annelies 10 years ago

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

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

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

Very honored! Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

Tiz 10 years ago

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

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 10 years ago

Congratulations Cindy .......

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations on this adorable SotD Cindy !

Tom15 10 years ago

Great shots Cindy! Congrats on SOTD.

Escondido, California, United States

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

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