My newest Phidippus Audax caught wild in NY, and after molting yesterday, it seems that an interesting color mutation has become visible. Not sure if it is a mutation, or something quite common, but she is very large compared to my other lady.
If any of you remember Marvel Productions/Sunbow, then some of you remember this logo. Yeah, this logo featuring the animated silver colored Spider-Man, jumping down and crawling onto the MP logo was FUCKING TERRIFYING for me as a child… Such damn nightmare fuel. I’m genuinely curious as to who found this terrifying as a child, and still finds this quite disturbing to just watch.
The most common genus of jumping spiders is Phidippus. A large, hairy and colorful species that can grow to an average of 10 mm. long though some species reach up to 15 mm in length. A common species in this genus is the Bold Jumper (Phidippus audax, pictured) a large black spider with white marking that are usually seen in gardens and around flowers