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jumping spider

  1. Phidippus aureus i3

    Phidippus aureus i3

    instar 3 nymph
  2. P. Nikites 'yellow orange'

    P. Nikites 'yellow orange'

    A nice bright female
  3. P nikites 'high orange' AF

    P nikites 'high orange' AF

    This form seems to be the rarest. Whilst they all can commonly be orange like this as slings, adults retaining this pattern are much less common
  4. P nikites 'grey legs'

    P nikites 'grey legs'

    One of my favorite morphs.
  5. Phidippus johnsoni 'sierran redback'

    Phidippus johnsoni 'sierran redback'

    A beautiful morph of Johnsoni with white cardiac markings and large white anterior stripe on the abdomen. i grabbed 8 of 'em- i would like to cross these guys with other johnsoni morphs.
  6. Phidippus aureus 'Gold jumper' 2nd Instar

    Phidippus aureus 'Gold jumper' 2nd Instar

    2nd instar nymphs resemble other purpuratus group species', but have a white/cream medial stripe on the abdomen, making them very easy to identify.
  7. Phidippus ardens 'grey'

    Phidippus ardens 'grey'

    The 'Burning Jumper' A beautiful species related to nikites and apacheanus- some females have an amazing and unique 'firebird' marking on their abdomen as adults. Can be confused with johnsoni though abdominal markings differ.
  8. Phidippus apacheanus 'yellow'

    Phidippus apacheanus 'yellow'

    This, alongside the dirty-blonde form are more common, with the latter being the most abundant
  9. P. Apacheanus 'salmon-grey'

    P. Apacheanus 'salmon-grey'

    Front view
  10. P. Apacheanus 'salmon-grey'

    P. Apacheanus 'salmon-grey'

    A really nice female adult.
  11. Phidippus apacheanus 'red form'

    Phidippus apacheanus 'red form'

    Apacheanus is well-known for being highly variable in patterning. This is the less-common red form.
  12. Phidippus tux 'white'

    Phidippus tux 'white'

    Some specimens are a beautiful snowy-white, others are yellow.
  13. Phidippus tux

    Phidippus tux

  14. Phidippus tux

    Phidippus tux

    Lookin' like a golden brown buttered slice of toast.
  15. Phidippus aureus

    Phidippus aureus

    1i slings have just emerged and are going to be 2i soon
  16. Phidippus apacheanus

    Phidippus apacheanus

    Mature male investigating another spider's burrow
  17. Phidippus aureus 2nd instar

    Phidippus aureus 2nd instar

    It will be interesting seeing these at earlier stages of development.
  18. Phidippus tux

    Phidippus tux

  19. Phidippus tux

    Phidippus tux

    One of six i was able to collect. Not easy at all.
  20. Phidippus aureus

    Phidippus aureus

    Mating pair.