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Phidippus audax (sub-adult female)


AKA "Goldilocks" This is a species that's very abundant here in MA and also very variable in appearance. I found many subadults both male and female last week and this little lady was the prettiest P audax female I have ever seen. I hope she keeps her color when she molts soon. She is currently being cared for by my daughter Sienna. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.