phidippus whitmani, subadult, phidippus, jumping spider, massachusetts, patrickzephyr, photo

Phidippus Whitmani (subadult)


My daughter Sage found an adult male of this species in my front yard the first spring I became interested in jumpers. At the time I was unaware how hard it is to find this species. The live on the forest floor in the leaf litter. Thankfully the habit around my house must be what they like because I was returning from an unsuccessful spider search earlier in the day and when I pulled into my driveway I found this subadult male on a trash container at the end of the driveway!!! Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.