Daring or Bold Jumping Spider  (five photos)
Phidippus audax
male


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 was
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  look like another spider.  Carol Davis 4-27-2010

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