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Phidippus purpuratus

adult female

Wow!! This was the largest jumper I have ever found in Massachusetts. I went back to a place I had found many immature purpuratus last summer and found a couple adult females. I have yet to find an adult male of thisspecies. The search continues :-). Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.