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Article: Common Outdoor Spiders: Know Them, Love Them: Jumping spider identification help

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denise12
Wesley Chapel, FL

October 13, 2011
4:22 PM

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I found one looking back at me in the window of my front door. Now, not being a spider lover, it freaked me out a little. It left and in my mind was gone, then my husband found the one this evening on the gate of his pick-up truck. I feel better knowing that it is a jumping spider and is relatively harmless, however we will never be friends. I live in central Florida in Pasco County and would really love someone to help me know exactly what kind of jumping spider it is. Thanks

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TexasTam
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 14, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8848648

Denise, on behalf of harmless spiders everywhere...thank you for not smashing these little guys. :)

Your photo looks to me like a male Phidippus regius, which is an extremely common - and beneficial - type of jumping spider in Florida.

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