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spider in the underwear drawer
Hello Bugman,
We found this little beast peeking out of one of our dresser drawers last night. It saw us coming a mile away, so we failed to catch it. Presumably he makes his home in the dresser. It’s about 1″ across (including legs). From pictures I can find on the internet, I think it looks a little like a red jumping spider, but the body and legs are lighter in color and more variegated. What do you think? We live in Los Angeles, CA. Thanks,

Hi Malia,
We think that thanks to this Jumping Spider, your drawers are free from bugs. This is a Jumping Spider in the genus Phidippus. It may be Phidippus clarus which is highly variable, or perhaps Phidippus johnsoni, another highly variable species, or it may be another species in this highly variable genus.

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