Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Jumping Spider

Last week I posted a photo of a little jumping spider I found at work that I took with my point and shoot camera.  I decided that I needed a better shot, so I  scooped the spider into a container, drove it home, and put it in my white box for a quick photo session before taking it back to work and releasing it the next morning.  Here’s one of the photos from my little shoot:

Jumping spider

Jumping spider in white box

I just love the little tufts of hair coming off the head of this little saltie!  I believe this is a Phidippus female, but I’m not 100% sure.  If anyone can give me more information, I’d love to figure out what this little beauty is with more certainty!

Happy Fourth of July to all you Americans out there!  Hope everyone’s enjoying  it.


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17 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Jumping Spider

  1. Nice shot! And what a charming subject. Jumpers are always so charismatic and good looking.

    (Hopefully this isn’t a double comment. My first try seems to have disappeared into the bit bucket.)

    • Thanks Jason! So glad you like it. And for some reason it didn’t approve your first comment, but it did approve that one, so I just deleted the unapproved one. Computers are funny like that sometimes…

  2. I think you are right that it is a Phidippus but it looks like it might be a premature male, the palps look a bit rounded but not mature — have to examine the underside to be sure and my eyesight isn’t good. :) Always love jumpers.

    • I love Thomas Shahan! He’s a great photographer and a really nice guy. His jumping spider photos are just brilliant – and he shoots those with cheap garage sale photo equipment and photo stacks hand held images. It’s crazy how good they are!

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