Phidippus californicus   (three photos)
Female
1/2 inch (body length)

little green spider fangs

phidippus californicus

orange ad black spider
This
Phidippus californicus was a thrill to find!  She was in an outbuilding on Antelope Island and I think she had just
dolled herself up for a photo shoot.  These seem to be a Western US spider and are very docile.  I'm not saying they
won't take the opportunity to jump on your camera lens but this one did not.  The tiny jumping spiders seem more
apt to take the leap but most of the time they are just seeing their reflection in the lens and think it's
another spider.   © Carol Davis 7-23-2009

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