Phidippus Audax

Phidippus Audax by Roberto_Aloi
Phidippus Audax, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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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!


Ants vs Spider

Ants vs Spider by Roberto_Aloi
Ants vs Spider, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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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.