Unidentified

Picture ID 135712

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

After looking at images of Florida species, I think this might be a regal jumping spider. I first spotted it crawling around in between some rocks, then they joined me on my park bench. Very cute and well behaved. A little bit shy. :)

  • Submitted by: 
    Mysterymeat69
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2021
  • Photographed: Apr 4, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Under rock, log, or debris
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Kyliec5

Looks like a Phidippus audax to me 🙂

LittleSlingLover

Kylie is correct. This is in fact P. audax. Separating them with chelicerae color only works with sub-adult or adult females. Due to the fact that female P. regius can SOMETIMES have violet-colored chelicerae. Other times they will be blueish to greenish in color. Both male species, and female P. audax’s, will have blueish to greenish-colored chelicerae. The black patches on the abdomen is usually a tell tale sign of P. audax. Another way to identify them if they are this black and white color variation, is with the two hind white spots on their abdomen. P. audax will have… Read more »

Last edited 13 days ago by LittleSlingLover