A Phidippus audax female, now that I know them better. From the front yard in 2013 with a nice bug kill that seems to be melting like an Oz witch. Amazing fang sheaths as always. Dangerous looking as always.

A Phidippus species whose entire world appeared to consist of the large fountain in my back yard. Apparently several of the Phids are known for those iridescent and, in this case, green fang sheaths (chelicerae). The males sometimes have some tufts of hair above the eyebrows which give them a slightly sage or oriental look. This is a female. Males can also be brightly colored and males and females tend to be a bit different among most of the species. Phidippus is one of the larger genera of Jumpers in North America. On my tentative Arkansas list I have ten species listed which certainly makes it the largest in Arkansas. They are also fairly bulky and hairy (as Jumpers go). Who doesn't love the face of a Jumper? Note that David Arbour has now contributed enough shots to the Phid collection that I need to thank him up front.

Another likely Phid female. Out in the real world. Awaiting game. Possibly P. octopunctatus.

Another with colored fang sheaths. This one just took that leafhopper.

This is a male Phidippus audax.  And what a striking guy he is. Those tufts of white at the leg joints and those shining green chelicerae may define him in my home state unless I encounter another species of his like. Reportedly this is one of the most common Jumpers out there. Certainly it is widespread and often photographed. Also very human tolerant.

A juvenile appearing female P. audax. It was haunting this large Eupatorium looking for flying action.

Again, a Phid that does not fit specific patterns in the great Phid book from Florida. Almost a screaming demon head pattern on that abdomen. And with the recurrent Phidippus red scale surrounding. Nice whitewalls on the head. Impressive leg 1 brushy borders. Amazingly one of the spider experts believes this is likely a known variation of the Phidippus audax male. I am still amazed. Looks like a cross between the related P. pulcherrimus (GA and FL, see Don Cadle's fine male here) and audax.