I found this interesting looking Jumping Spider on the back windshield of my truck. The spider had dropped down out of a Live Oak tree.

It is believed that this Jumping Spider is a Phidippus texanus.

The coloration on this individual is striking. The spider is light tan over all, with a vivid orange and black pattern on the dorsal side of its abdomen. He has big, bronze colored eyes, and metallic green chelicerae. All together these unique features make him a very attractive looking spider!

Observations Details

County Dallas
City Richardson
Date May 9, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Commercial-Retail
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Male
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Jumping Spider Observation Location

3 Replies to “Jumping Spider – Adorned”

  1. I love jumping spiders, they have so much attitude despite their tiny size. This one is really beautiful. Nice macrophotography!

    1. Yeah, I look this unique little spider… never seen one like him before or since. There is a video on youtube of a jumping spider interacting with its own reflection in a mirror… threat displays and the like. That’s more sophisticated behavior than I would have expected from a spider… especially where visual acuity is concerned. There’s a lot going on in those little heads!

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