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Review Group N (Western juveniles)

Jumping Spider - Phidippus my husband found this spider in some black seedless grapes we picked up at a local store.  Not sure where they came from. - Phidippus Jumping Spider - Phidippus Orange jumper - Phidippus Jumping Spider on Sunflower - Phidippus Jumping Spider on Sunflower - Phidippus Unknown Jumping Spider - Phidippus Phidippus? - Phidippus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Phidippus
No Taxon Review Group N (Western juveniles)
Numerous images of western juvenile Phidippus spp., many of which may never be IDed to species level.

Many Western species are extremely similar in appearance as juveniles, and some go through significant color and pattern changes at each instar, mainly the latter instars.

Others may show traits that make tentative or definitive ID possible, however.