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Daring Jumping Spider - He was not bashful!

Phidippus audax

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Love the sparkling blue/green!

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10 Comments

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Thank you lori.tas

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Thanks Latimeria

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

I love jumping spiders; they have so much attitude for such a little package.

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

thanks for the info StephanieCobbold and Steffi

StephanieCobbold
StephanieCobbold 9 years ago

I have read that younger individuals tend to have orange spots whereas adults have white spots. The orange spots turn white with age.

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Nice link! that I think is it. Need to adjust camera for over-exposure. However I see a coule of shots there are a bit brown too. Think this one had the red or orange markings. Does that mean male VS female?

Steffi
Steffi 9 years ago

If you noticed a white "face" on the abdomen (that's what the markings always look like to me) http://www.cirrusimage.com/spider_bold_j... then It's probably the Daring Jumping Spider. They are so funny to watch :)

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

I think perhaps a bit overexposed, think was more black with an orange spot on back abdomen. Flash kicked in.

Steffi
Steffi 9 years ago

Cool spider! Do you have an image of the back? The green metallic chelicerae make me think Phidippus audax, but this spider looks more brown than black...

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

Thanks for the Fav Yasser!

GregMasteller
Spotted by
GregMasteller

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 11, 2011

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