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Phidippus regius courtship display


This is a particularly small P regius- about the size of a P audax. It's challenging enough to photograph these tiny amazing spiders but to capture the courtship display takes it to another level of frustration. Anyone who has seen the display of the Phids knows they don't stay still very long. It's amazingly rewarding when it all comes together though!! Thanks Mr P regius!!! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.