Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider, or bold jumping spider. The average size of adults ranges from roughly 13–20 millimetres in length. Wikipedia
Notice the brilliant green iridescent chelicerae used to transport venom!
I caught these ants carrying this spider down a plant.
It would have been interesting to photograph what led up to this transportation of food. Did the spider kill some ants which caused them to attack? Was the spider killed by another creature? I hope to witness something similar.
This phidippus audax tried his best to run from me as I took a series of photographs. Picture my camera with full extension tube set in my right hand while using my right hand to encouragement movement so he would peek his body around this tiny plant.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius
Wikkett and Ophie sharing a rare moment together on the couch. I was hoping to shoot them in close proximity and my patience prevailed.