Spider ID???

Colbymgeek

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I found this guy first on the ceiling in the front room. A few days later, my dad noticed what I think is the same spider on the dining room ceiling. He said I had to do somethin' about it, so I put the little guy in a plastic cup I had. I'm wondering what kind of spider he is. I would guess he's some sort of jumping spider, but I have no clue beyond that, if that much is right.
I've attached pictures; I don't know if they'll be any help since they're not the best, but if anyone recognizes what s/he might be... That'd be a great help! Oh, and I wouldn't say his leg span is any longer than an inch, if that much. Thanks!
P.S. I know the pictures look like they're of different spiders, but they're all of the little guy in my plastic container, so I'm pretty sure they're all the same spider!!
 
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Vespula

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It looks to me like a Jumping Spider in the genus Phiddipus. :)
 

Colbymgeek

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Yeah? I've been looking up some different species, and I'm thinking maybe it's a Phiddipus Audax? But I have no experience with identifying spiders, so it's all guesswork for me!
Thanks for your help!
 

Colbymgeek

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Oh yeah, I guess that would've been useful information... I'm in Utah; it's pretty cold right now.
 
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