Phidippus johnsoni
Previously named Phidippus
apacheanus
Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Phidippus
 Phidippus purpuratus group


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This spider molted today, 24 September 2016 and
has changed colors and the pattern.
 This is probably actually a Phidippus  johnsoni

johnsoni


The front of head showing all those eyes - 21 August 2016

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Front view of the "face"
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A view showing the top of the Cephalothorax (front segment)
and the opisthosoma (back segment)

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As the spider runs away you have a view of the end
 of the opisthosoma which looks like another creature

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Photo Details - İNicky Davis

Located silked onto a Purshia tridentata plant by Tim Dalsing at Eagle Mountain, Utah County, Utah on 21 August 2016, elevation 5081 feet, ~40°20'43" N, 112°0'7"W
Spider may have molted on 26 August 2016. It stayed in a silked area for a few days.\

On 21 September 2016 the spider was silked into one area of the container and was not seen out feeding.
On 24 September the spider was seen out of the silked area for a bit and has molted since the color pattern changed to mostly black with red stripe from front to back of abdomen


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