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Phidippus regius (female)


Wow! Those magenta chelicera (fangs)!!! I have had the opportunity to photograph quite a few P regius over the last few years and I'm always amazed at how different they can look. I recently posted a P regius female from South Florida and it looked so different. Thanks to Don at for giving me a chance to photograph yet another awesome huge P regius. Don has been a huge help in my quest to photograph all the Phids and is an amazing resource for all things Phidippus. Check out his site- Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.