Comments & ID Thoughts
This arrived in a package from Amazon ( I think originally Brazil). I accidentally touched it. It was still alive. What does it mean if it's found in its web? Please tell me what kind of spider this is!
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- Submitted: May 28, 2018
- Photographed: May 28, 2018
- Spider: Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper)
- Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Accidental adventive
Hi, this looks like it could be a Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax). This species is found locally and has a widespread range in North America.
Thank you for calming my irrational fear!