Phidippus purpuratus

Featured spider picture The spider species Phidippus purpuratus belongs to the genus Phidippus, in the family Salticidae. Phidippus purpuratus spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Phidippus purpuratus includes 2 countries and 1 states in the United States. Phidippus purpuratus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Phidippus
  • Species: Phidippus purpuratus


Keyserling, 1885

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Phidippus purpuratus, with the most recent sighting submitted on March 25, 2018 by Spider ID member johnr. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Phidippus purpuratus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Phidippus purpuratus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Phidippus purpuratus has been sighted 4 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (3). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Phidippus purpuratus has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Phidippus purpuratus has also been sighted in the following states: Michigan.


Phidippus purpuratus has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

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  • June: 1
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  • September: 3
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