Tag Archive: spider

May 12 2011

Phidippus audax in my living room again

During the past several days, I’ve noticed a new (to me) bold jumping spider (Phidippus audax) in my living room. This one appears to be an adult, judging from its size and the fact that its markings are all white rather than a reddish-brown color. It’s a pretty big spider. This species gets to be …

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Apr 10 2011

Lycosidae: Who Let the Wolves Out?

The spiders that I notice around the house are usually on the ceiling or high up on the wall. This guy was in the bathtub. I enjoy getting pictures of the little guys that find their way into the house. If they’re the ones I conclude could be dangerous, though, they don’t last long.

May 28 2009

Say ‘Hello’ to my little friend

Yesterday afternoon when I got home, there was a visitor waiting for me. My wife had informed me of his presence prior to my arrival, so I was not unprepared. This is commonly called a Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax). They are easily identified both by their relatively large size (13 to 20 mm long) …

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