Unidentified

Picture ID 129430

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Is it a male jumping Johnson spider? Saw it on a hike today on Thom’s Thumb trail in Scottsdale Arizona

  • Submitted by: 
    Bvitti
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
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Rainybeet

Pretty sure that is a velvet ant (actually a flightless wasp with a very painful sting), Dasymutilla magnifica. Here is a link to a very similar specimen from Scottsdale. https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2019/04/18/velvet-ant-55/