6/18/15                     Spider of the Day

Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)-Paraphidippus aurantius

Explanation of Names Modern Latin word for either “orange” or “gold”, which comes from medieval Latin aurantium- “orange (the fruit)’ (the real Latin word for "gold” is aurum). Numbers 2 spp. n. of Mex. (second sp. in SW),

Range AZ-GA-NY-NE (per pix posted on BugGuide), s. to C. Amer, W. Indies