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Phidippus audax

Phidippus audax

Description:

A small jumping spider. Has a brown, ticked body and legs with a few iridescent-blue patches. Body is darker than the legs.

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13 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Yes Apple is magnificent!
Grate shots Alexander

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

@Gerardo---that's exactly what I was thinking when I stumbled across it!

Wow!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow!

skinheaddave
skinheaddave 9 years ago

It is well out of P.regius range. There are still more Phidippus that have green chelicerae but given the location I have to agree with the concensus that this is likley P.audax .. cosmopolitan little buggers.

AlexanderStein
AlexanderStein 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID! : )
I love these little guys.

jumpingspiderman
jumpingspiderman 9 years ago

I think this is probably Phidippus audax, although it could also be the very similar looking Phidippus regius. I'd need to see a view of the back to tell for sure, though. If your jumper had black spots on it's abdomen, it was P. audax. If it didn't have the black spots, it was P. regius. You can see a photo of the spots on P. audax here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/508255

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

beautiful!!

AlexanderStein
AlexanderStein 9 years ago

Looks like mine is a bit lighter brown than the suggested animal. I uploaded a side view, to possibly make things easier. Looks like the suggestion isn't found here. Darn.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Probably making sure you didn't nick his tasty snack! :)

AlexanderStein
AlexanderStein 9 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion!
Nope. It kept the prey tucked under its body the whole time.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I was going to suggest the same as KarenL, looks like this one.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/714...

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great capture by the way - were you able to id it's prey?

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

I would guess at Phidippus audax based on the green chelicerae.

AlexanderStein
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AlexanderStein

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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