Jumping Spider   (four photos)
Phidippus octopunctatus

phidippus octopunctatus
Handsome Phidippus octopunctatus on Antelope
Island, Davis County, Utah.  Carol Davis 7-6-2010

Antelope Island, UT Carol Davis 7-1-2018

Also found on Antelope Island. They are hard to
find - skittish little devils.  Carol Davis 7-22-2010

phidippus spider
Phidippus octopunctatus is an interesting spider that's found throughout the Great
 Basin desert.  According to one page I read, this spider builds a prominent nest
 in a bush to hold its egg sac.  This third picture now makes me a little curious. 
I don't know if the spider was alive or dead, but it wasn't moving and it was
actually hanging upside-down (just flip this photo).  Carol Davis, 7-23-2009

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