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Phidippus Princeps (adult male)

Erving, Massachusetts

I have found so many of this species as sub-adult males and females but this is my first adult male. It is very different in appearance from the subadult. They must not live long after breeding. This is a very common jumper in dry meadows in late summer. When I find an area with a healthy population I may find dozens in very short period of time. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.