Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
"Regal Jumping Spider", scientifically known as "Phidippus regius".
Tampa Florida Sept 2002


 

I found this fine fellow at Home Depot on a Bromiliad so I took him home. He is now living on a Hibiscus and I can sometimes find him having his lunch. In one photo you can see him with a small wasp. He is quite handsome and does not appear frightened by me, in fact he is quite curious and does not seem to mind being on my hand but gets tangled in my hairs a bit! 

OOPS I AM NOW TOLD THAT THIS IS A LADY SPIDER! AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY!!

Photos Copyright by Lyman Duggan  25 Sept   2002
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