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red hairy penny-sized spider
Location: Temecula, California
November 8, 2010 4:43 am
My boyfriend took this picture of a spider that was sitting on his shoe. It was in Temecula, CA last month (October). He said that it was the size of a penny and able to see him from far away. The fangs were a blue-ish/green color. He said that the spider would stand up on its back legs whenever they got close to it (hence the far-away picture). We’ve looked online to try to decipher this little guy and think maybe it could be a red-back jumping spider(Johnson jumper?) The only difference is the entire top of the spider was red not only the butt. Just extremely curious as to what kind of spider this really is. Thanks!!!!!!!
Signature: Aimee and Blake

Apache Jumping Spider

Dear Aimee and Blake,
Though your photo is quite blurry, the markings and coloration of this Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae indicate that it is most likely
Phidippus apacheanus, and though BugGuide does not indicate a common name, we would suggest Apache Jumping Spider as an obvious choice.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

3 Responses to Apache Jumping Spider

  1. FishSeal says:

    We found one in Wellington, CO also. Have some good pics if desired.

  2. Dazee says:

    I just killed one in Boise, ID

  3. D. A. says:

    Just came across one in Cortez, CO.

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