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Black Spider with White Markings and Green Fangs - Phidippus audax

Black Spider with White Markings and Green Fangs - Phidippus audax
New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: 0.5 inches approximately
This spider was seen crawling on my window. At first, I thought it had green eyes, but with my viewfinder, I was able to see that his eyes are black and the green are "fangs". Anyone know what this is and whether it's poisonous?

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Black Spider with White Markings and Green Fangs - Phidippus audax Black Spider with White Markings and Green Fangs - Phidippus audax

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Phidippus audax
Jumping spider commonly called the Bold or Daring jumping spider. More photos of the critters here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/2006/bgimage

They are harmless! I have several as pets and they have never once bitten me, even though I handle them very often. Almost all spiders are venomous, but the vast majority have venom that is harmless to people. :] Looks like an adult female!

Jumping Spider
As first guess would be of the jumping spider family (Salticidae). Nicely shot!

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