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Regal jumping spider (male)

Phidippus regius

Description:

Large, black jumping spider with three white spots on the abdomen and metallic blue chelicerae (fangs).

Notes:

I'm about 95% sure this is P. regius, but it could also be P. audax.

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5 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you for the information jumpingspiderman! I like that everyone learns so much on this site.

jumpingspiderman
jumpingspiderman 9 years ago

Cindy--after seeing your comment I did some more research. I found out that P. regius has disproportionally large, black and white striped front legs, and two oval-shaped white spots at the end of the abdomen. This guy had both of these distinguishing characteristics, so I'm pretty confident he's P. regius.

Joltik
Joltik 9 years ago

Exquisite colors! I love the electric blue!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Based on where it was spotted, I'd think this would be P. audax but they do look similar.

MundoVivo
MundoVivo 9 years ago

she even looked at the camara hahaha I can see her smiling XD

jumpingspiderman
Spotted by
jumpingspiderman

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2010
Submitted on Dec 2, 2011

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