Subject: What kind of spider is this?
Location: Arches National Park, Utah
November 6, 2012 4:29 am
To whom it may concern;
I am very curious as to what kind of spider we had on our tent while we were camping at Arches National Park in Utah.
This is a Jumping Spider in the genus Phidippus, and we believe we have come up with a pretty good visual match to Phidippus carneus based on this photo posted to BugGuide. Jumping Spiders are harmless spiders with excellent eyesight. They stalk and pounce upon their prey rather than building a web to snare their prey.