Jumping Spider
Phidippus comatus
(formerly ID'd at P texanus)

red butte garden spider
I've never seen a jumper quite this color before.  It was in the weeds, maybe Apache Plume,
just above Red Butte Garden, Bugguide initially identified it as Phidippus texanus but upon
further review, decided it was P. comatus. © Carol Davis 6-19-2014

phidippus immature
Since it had probably never encountered a human before and because it was actively seeking
 food, it was quite unimpressed with me
hovering over it for pictures.  I think it is
an immature male. © Carol Davis 6-29-2014

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