Picture ID 135312

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

No guess. It is about 1/2 inch.

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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2021
  • Photographed: Mar 25, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Bold or regal jumping spider


I am 7 the differnce from regal tipe and bold tipe is very hard for me


Yeah honestly I don’t know either. The male regal is very similar to the bold jumper


Aunt nan says sometimes it cant be told ecsept jenetik test but that is tiny science from better microscope than mine and also lots of scool but I am going to do that someday when I can learn everything


This is a Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax). Male Regal Jumpers have larger, more oval shaped spots towards the tail end of the abdomen. This spider has small straight lines instead. The abdomen doesn’t have the right shape to be a male either. As they mature, these jumpers will get an oval-shaped abdomen if female and an upside down egg-shaped abdomen if male. There are more differences between the two but those are just some that I picked up on. Bug Guide goes more in depth on this page if you want to check it out for yourselves. https://bugguide.net/node/view/2006


I see some oval spots like you say on some of my little jumpers that I think are regius tipe. They are 6 months now so I think starting to look more grown up colored now I bet those mite be the boy ones! I am will keep looking close and watching and try that other page you are looking in too. Thank you for your helping!


I think there’s other ways of telling but I don’t know what they are. I wish you luck with schooling tho, as entomology is a long path to go down


But, a very cool path! I almost went to grad school for entomology. I took a job right after getting my Biology B.S. degree. The job involved insects without requiring the upper level degree. Sometimes it is a better career path to learn skills through work experience than spending more years in college. It is important too to make relationships with people in the career you want because they will help you get it.


Aunt nan says just keep looking and reading everything I like and try stick with thing for longer instead of changing hobby too fast and then someday I will notice that some interests just dont ever go away!


I might be a dolfin doctor instead but I think I will always like to lern about spoders becaus I just cant stop looking at them like a magic spell!!