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Phidippus audax - female

Phidippus audax - Female
Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
November 21, 2013
Size: 15 mm
Found on wall, in backyard. I saw how he caught a caterpillar.
The caterpillar was on the label of pot at the base of the wall. The spider noticed the caterpilar at long distance. It approached to few centimeters and jumped from wall directly on caterpillar. It bit the caterpillar and held it tightly with cheliceraes, and by help of the front legs and pedipalps.
Then he took the prey to a fairly large distance. He climbed back on the wall, but initially following a complicated route, two boxes and another pot with a large cactus touching the wall. It stop in the area where on the wall it is a box of an exterior electrical panel. (I have frequently seen Jumping Spiders hiding behind this panel.)

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Moved from typical audax.

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Moved from Phidippus.

Nice series
Nice series of images of a female P. audax. I would place these on the typical audax page even though she has small carapace bands, but that's up to you.

 
Thank you!
I place them there.

 
On second thought...
I've decided to place them on the atypical page since the vast majority of these don't have the carapace bands. I apologize for any confusion that my original recommendation may have caused.

 
Thank you very much!
and no need to apologize. It is normal. Trying to systematize the variability (the imagination) of Nature is not an easy job.
Any editor / curator, can move, crop, edit ... or frass any of my photos, without having to explain.

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