Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

Picture ID 13939

Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Eyes

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I think this is Phidippus audax. I found this one outside, above the balcony door. It measured about 15 mm across. There was an orb weaver spider in its web on the door when this jumping spider showed up. I went inside because the jumping spider was hiding. Came back outside a few minutes later and saw the jumping spider leap at the orb weaver knocking it out of its web. I brought the orb weaver into the house and went back outside and took the picture you see here. Then after the jumping spider left, I put the orb weaver back in its web.

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Octowitch

Definitely a phidippus audax.

ItsyBitsy

Filed. 🙂

IndianaSpiders

Wow, nice photo! I can’t get that close to them with my camera. 🙁

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