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Phidippus audax (adult female)


This is a bryantae female I found as a sub-adult this spring and had to hold onto until she molted to see what she looked like. The P audax are a variable species and the adult males and females can look quite different. The bryantae form is my favorite and it's always a special treat to see what comes out of that final molt. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.