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Phidippus cardinalis

"Cardinal Jumper"

I searched all summer for this species and had all but given up when I found this amazing adult male in a dry sandy area in Eastern Massachusetts in September. His whole abdomen is brilliant red! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.