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Jumping spider ID

Talkenlate04

ArachnoGod
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I found a spider. I am going to describe it the best I can and see if that gets us anywhere but I am going to try and take a picture as well. Its black with a white pattern on its abdomen. But its mouth parts resemble that of a mantis. They are majorly disproportionate to the rest of the spiders body. Any ideas? I am going to try and take a picture but this guy is fast and kinds small.
 

beetleman

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quite possibly phidippus audax "daring jumping spider" but yeah pics will help more.
 

Talkenlate04

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8 years later I make it back to post the pics. The little bugger bit me to. Mild tingling in my finger for a few minutes and that was it, suprised me thats for sure.

 

beetleman

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hmm it's not p.audax,not sure on that 1,cool little bugger though.
 

Mistwalker

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Looks like Phiddipus audax to me, and yes, they will readily bite you, but the venom isn't harmful in the slightest. Make good captives.
 
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