Phidippus otiosus
(Canopy Jumping Spider)

Picture ID 59987

Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Eyes

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I think this is a Phidippus adumbratus, a member of the jumping spider family. It was on a coffee table on our patio. It was about 1.5 inches big, I am guessing. It seemed not to be scared of me at all. It came toward my hand as I reached for my laptop. I pulled my laptop away and it walked right toward me. Needless to say, I ran away.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

TangledWeb

Very cute! Jumping spiders move toward movement, which is probably why it kept moving toward you. There are a lot of Youtube videos of them chasing laser pointer lights and things. They’re really easy to take photos of because they look right at the camera.

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Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phidippus otiosus (Canopy Jumping Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture