Phidippus otiosus
(Canopy Jumping Spider)

Picture ID 3151

Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal

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This arrived at my job in a shipment of flowers, actually inside the flower itself. Shipped from south america/columbia

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to SpiderID. 🙂 You found a Jumping Spider, it appears to be Phidippus otiosus – a native species.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1190785/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

Like most spiders they’re venomous but not considered to be of medical significance. They’re not aggressive and only bite in self defense, usually if they happen to be trapped against skin. They have good vision and are curious though, so they may watch you and have a tendency to jump onto camera lenses. Definitely a catch a release variety.

ItsyBitsy

(Note to admin.) Species page needed for Phidippus otiosus.

Kyle

Taxonomy created, moved.

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