Phidippus otiosus
(Canopy Jumping Spider)

Picture ID 3953

Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal

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I was at a bank and standing in line waiting. I looked down and this fella was on my pants leg. No idea when or how he got there. I took him outside, took his photo, then released him into the bushes. I am pretty sure he is some sort of wolf spider but that is all I am sure of.

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ItsyBitsy

Hello again. 🙂 This nice find is actually a kind of Jumping Spider (Salticidae). Appears to be Phidippus otiosis. For comparison: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1015285/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

A lot of people think any fuzzy spider is a Wolf Spider. Spiders in the family Lycosidae are called Wolf Spiders, and those in Salticidae are Jumping Spiders. They both come in fuzzy and non-fuzzy varieties.

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