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Phidippus apacheanus (adult female)


I had the opportunity to photograph a couple Phidippus apacheanus females a few of years ago and they looked completely different from this beauty. Like many of the Phidippus species , there are color and pattern variation in the adult form. This is a good example of why Identification is sometimes difficult. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.