Phidippus, purpuratus, jumping spider, spider, salticidae, courtship, male, massachusetts, photo

Phidippus purpuratus courtship display


I have been finding early instar Phidippus purpuratus for many years but could never seem to locate the adults until this spring. I found so many sub-adults in many different locations and finally had the opportunity to witness the courtship dance of the adult male!!!! Spectacular! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.