Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

Picture ID 10275

Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal

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I’ve seen many spiders but not like this one. It was black with black and white striped legs and had green chelicerae. On its body, it had a white spot. Any guesses at the name and type of spider this could be?

Thank you in advance for your help

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Haikupoet

I live in Fresno,Ca and these spiders are among my chard plants. I counted six this morning. I would like to know if they are poisonous.(04/23/18)

BugmanDan

Hi, your spider is a bold jumping spider and far from medically significant. People friendly, more curious than shy, put a finger down, they may climb on and pose for a photo. Possibly one of the most popular pet spiders. The white spot suggest adult, juveniles can be yellow, orange, red. I can’t be certain of gender with this, Tom Shahan posted a great video of a male: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1560DOYU_AY So you know, these are venomous and can bite, I have only been bitten by one and watched her biting, results were an itchy red spot a few hours, I might… Read more »

ItsyBitsy

Looks like Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper). Filed. Welcome to Spider ID. 🙂

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