I gotta ask you guys what tyoe of spider is this?

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Family: Salticidae, Jumping spiders. Genus Phiddipus. Species Somethingorotherus. Harmless unless you weigh less than 1 gram or are shorter than about 8 mm tall.
 
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Family: Salticidae, Jumping spiders. Genus Phiddipus. Species Somethingorotherus. Harmless unless you weigh less than 1 gram or are shorter than about 8 mm tall.
Lol what exactly makes you assume it's Phiddipus? Where I live (San Diego, CA), there are thousands of H. pythrix (butchered it) and I've only seen one Phiddipus here (Phiddipus audax or regius). Just sayin' :] (not trying to 'cause conflict at all, I'm just questioning your obviously vast knowledge after reading your profile [I almost died laughing from that list])
 

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Lol what exactly makes you assume it's Phiddipus? Where I live (San Diego, CA), there are thousands of H. pythrix (butchered it) and I've only seen one Phiddipus here (Phiddipus audax or regius). Just sayin' :] (not trying to 'cause conflict at all, I'm just questioning your obviously vast knowledge after reading your profile [I almost died laughing from that list])
Likely the region. OP is from the Philippines.
 

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Aaaaaahhh as Asia has countless species of everything... let's not try to fully identify the species unless you are die-hard XD 'Cause I'm not going to try with that lol
 

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Okay. Genus, anything but Phiddipus unless it is a Phiddipus anyway. That better?
 

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*clears throat loudly* It's a jumping spider! Cute, harmless, loveable.
That should be sufficient. ;)
Right. Just don't mention those midnight forays where they pick the locks on your containment, crawl into your ears and try to rip your eyeballs out.
On that note BTW, they are one of the few groups of spiders that are almost always day hunters and usually most active in the afternoons.
 
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