Unidentified

Picture ID 96880

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

What kind of spider is this?

  • Submitted by: 
    MamaH
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 6, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St George , Utah, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

She’s a Regal Jumping Spider, Phidippus regius. The males are darker colored. I’m surprised that we don’t already have a confirmed sighting from your state.

TangledWeb

Jump – yes Good- yes Venomous- yes, BUT it is a venom for killing insects (and other spiders) that isn’t anything for humans to worry about. I’ve been bitten a few times by jumping spiders that got trapped under my clothes. The bites were like being poked with a pencil point, then itchy later. It happens in places with grass about 4″ near woods. I learned to dress in a way to keep them out of my clothes and boots – more for their safety than mine. 🙂 Some people keep them as pets without any worries. They are playful… Read more »