Phidippus audax
(Bold Jumper)

Picture ID 9666

Picture of Phidippus audax (Bold Jumper) - Eyes

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The bright blue jaws(?) drew my attention. It looks and acts like a jumping spider. It runs fast, and then draws its legs in compactly when it stops. Its compact stance would fit within the diameter of a dime. Extended legs could surround a quarter. As I approached, it turned to face me, then ran toward me. I tried to chase it out into the yard away from the house, but it is fearless. Is it dangerous?

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Looks like Phidippus audax or Bold Jumping spider.

Additional Pictures

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