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What is this beautiful spider?

El Paso, TX

Im from West Texas. I want to keep this as a pet but idk what it is... its the size of a penny. should i let it go? Is it highly venomouse? I been feeding it fruit flies. Thanx for your reply

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Minot, ND

It's a jumping spider in the genus Phidippus - see for an example. They are not dangerous to humans.

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