Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

Picture ID 64492

Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Dorsal

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It caught my attention because it stopped when I walked up and seemed to follow my movements and it reared back at on point.

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Adele

Phiddipus audax – Bold jumping spider. Jumping spiders are very aware of people because of their large forward facing eyes. Researchers say they can even see the moon – but not quite as well as we can. They need great eyesight because they hunt by waiting for prey then pouncing on it – much like a cat. Also like a cat they have been known to chase after laser pointers!

Most likely it “reared back” because it was nervous about you or your camera.

CaliSpiders

But don’t Phidippus Audux have a more blue colored fangs?? So since this spider has green fangs this most likely a Phidippus Regius

Adele

Nope, Bold jumpers can have blue or green fangs.

CaliSpiders

Ohhh ok I was just asking

Adele

Okay!! Glad you’re taking an interest, recently got excited about jumping spiders myself

CaliSpiders

Yup I’ve been into them since i first saw a jumping spider on my garage

CaliSpiders

No problem. Happy to help 🙂

CaliSpiders

Also i forgot to mention they aren’t dangerous if they bit you it might just leave a mark so if you want to you can handle them

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