Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

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Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Eyes

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I think this is a female bold jumper. She's missing her left front leg and I'm curious about the orange spot on her chelicerae.

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The chelicerae have thick hairs that refract light much like a prism. The orange spot is due to the particular angle that the hairs in that area are at relative to the camera and they are refracting light in a different part of the spectrum – a different point in the rainbow, do look orange instead of the usual green.

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