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!
|Date||–||May 9, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Type of Behavior||–||Roaming|
|Main Article||–||Jumping Spider||Observation Location|
3 Replies to “Jumping Spider – Adorned”
Who knew spiders could be this pretty!?!
I love jumping spiders, they have so much attitude despite their tiny size. This one is really beautiful. Nice macrophotography!
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!