Phidippus nikites

Picture ID 9906

Picture of Phidippus nikites - Dorsal

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cf. Phidippus nikites

Some type of Jumping Spider. My son saw the spider jump up and snatch the bee out of the air.

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  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Photographed: Mar 23, 2018
  • Spider: Phidippus nikites
  • Location: Big Pine, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, tentatively this looks like it could be Phidippus nikites, I don’t know how typical it for them to get that black line down the center of the abdomen. There is one similar to yours here: