Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

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Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal
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Salticidae

It’s a little hard to see, but my first thought was a Bold Jumper Spider (Phidippus Audax). I think I can see orange marks near the rear of the abdomen, which they often show, and it has the stocky build of a Jumper.

They are not medically significant and very rarely bite humans to my knowledge. A spider hopping towards you might be a bit of a surprise, but it’s not likely to do any other harm!

ItsyBitsy

I agree with P. audax (Bold Jumper). It’s my understanding that it’s typically the immature ones that have the orange spot as opposed to a white spot.

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