Daring or Bold Jumping Spider  (five photos)
Phidippus audax

bold jumper
This handsome little guy was displaying all over the place on my deck railing today in Taylorsville. He even did a few
leg thumps.
I lost him a couple of times when he went into the rose bush so both times I got close to the railing and
scanning the leaves and I looked down and he was right below me, about a foot away, watching my every
move. Very cute
little guy and so busy chasing the flies landing on the rose bush.  Carol Davis 5-28-2017

male phidippus audax
This flashy male, maybe fresh from a molt, was pretty unconcerned with my presence as
he sauntered up a hand rail at Red Butte Garden, SLC, UT.  Carol Davis 5-23-2017

male jumping spider
Phidippus audax jumping spiders are some of the most beautiful spiders in Utah, especially
when they are sporting tufts of striking white hair all over the place like this one and showing
those bright green fangs.  Carol Davis 5-23-2017

male phidippus audax
On my deck I have a boot scraper right next to the door and that is where this mature male Phidippus audax
decided to watch for prey.  Seemed like a pretty good idea to me, too.  Carol Davis 4-27-2010

darking jumping spider
Most people think this spider is beautiful in a creepy sort of way, but the green fangs really freak them out. 
This large jumping spider will rear up and show its fangs if you get too close but then it usually retreats if
you persist in annoying it.  Jumping spiders are not out to get you, unless you happen to be the human fly
or other spiders, like the ones below.  Carol Davis 4-27-2010

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