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jumping spider

Phidippus apacheanus

Description:

When I saw this jumping spider from a distance, I thought it was a velvet ant. Then it jumped. It was quite small - perhaps 1 cm long - and hanging out on a dirt road near Angel Peak, NM.

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8 Comments

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks Angelzero :)

Angelzero2006
Angelzero2006 10 years ago

Wow, thats a great shot! Great detail.

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks Dan!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Fantastic colors! I can see what you mean by thinking it was a velvet ant from a distance, especially from above.

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks Longmustache! They do have really great eyes.

windmustache
windmustache 10 years ago

I like jumping spiders because your photo series!! Particularly I like their eyes.

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textless 10 years ago

Thanks Carol - what a nice thing to say. Most of the jumping spiders I've seen here in Colorado have been tiny and brown, so I was really excited about this one. :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

I like jumping spiders. They look great in macro. Wonderful colors. Great job. You are truly talented.

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New Mexico

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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