Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

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Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal

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I hope someone can tell me what kind of spider this is. It’s about the size of my thumbnail. It was in my house in Rhode Island.

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ItsyBitsy

Bold Jumper, Phidippus audax. 🙂

TangledWeb

No, it isn’t dangerous. They’re actually popular pets because they’re cute and playful. They like to chase things like computer cursors and laser pointers. It can bite in self-defense if it is handled too roughly. Spiders’ bodies are very sensitive to pressure. The bite isn’t any worse than an ant or hornet sting.

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