Comments & ID Thoughts
"Green flash in the eyes!"
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- Submitted: Dec 1, 2018
- Photographed: Dec 1, 2018
- Spider: Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper)
- Location: Austin, Texas, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
This looks like a phidippus audax, which have similar body shapes as spiders in the Eresus family do. Definitely not a velvet spider though.
Someone on Instagram said the same thing. It just doesn’t have the fuzziness the online pics display.
Probably because this one is a male. Female jumping spiders tend to be much fuzzier than the boys.
We don’t have any Eresus spp. native to the Americas.