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Atypical Phidippus (audax?) - Phidippus audax - male

Atypical Phidippus (audax?) - Phidippus audax - Male
willamette valley, lane County, Oregon, USA
April 7, 2016
Size: >= 10mm
The first jumper I've seen this year dropped down on a line in front of my face and blew my mind! I haven't seen any adult male audax with that nearly 360-degree abdominal band in my area before. And I don't see adults travel on silk much either, which two things combined to make me think maybe he's another species. But he was big, and I don't see any other Phidippus around here, and apparently that wraparound band is a common enough variation.

I couldn't get better dorsal shots. This was video and he was a mover, except when watching me watching him.

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Atypical Phidippus (audax?) - Phidippus audax - male Atypical Phidippus (audax?) - Phidippus audax - male

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Phidippus male
You named the species. This is an adult male P. audax bryantae variation. He certainly is a good looking male. The big males here in Florida measure up to 15mm body length. He looks bulky, so your estimate of greater than 10mm is probably correct. He may have been closer to 12mm or greater.

 
around here they're smaller in residential areas
In parks or countryside I've seen 15mm ones too, and females well over 20, but the more urban ones are smaller.

The abdominal banding looks like a juvenile pattern that continued into adulthood. I wonder if that's a matter of gene expression that can happen with all audax.

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