Phidippus adumbratus

This is a female Phiddippus adumbratus from California, collected by a friend who finds them on crates of grapes.  Maybe something about the conditions of growing grapes and jumpers tendency to bask in the open sun?

And climbing out of her terrarium,



  1. Fantastic photos, Emily! Wow, very nice. I like the shallow depth of field and soft backgrounds. What a beautiful (and cute) spider! I would hypothesize that the crates of grapes draw fruit flies or other such prey, prompting the spiders to hang out there as a prime hunting spot.


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