Phidippus johnsoni
(Johnson Jumping Spider)

Picture ID 12520

Picture of Phidippus johnsoni (Johnson Jumping Spider) - Dorsal

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Possibly in the mouse spider family. I have a video and it’s fangs are moving very rapidly also when initially approached this spider walked backwards with great precision away from the object I held infront of it while doing this it had it front legs high in the air as if to attack but never did. Seems to be very furry on abdomen. Was crawling on sidewalk to get to grass area.

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BugmanDan

Hi. Even on my bad monitor, I see this is a jumping spider, Salticidae family, Phidippus johnsoni species, AKA Johnson jumper or red backed spider. Not any threat at all.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/15152/bgimage
Looks female to me.
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