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Review Group N (Western juveniles)

Jumping spider prowls daisy - Phidippus Spider with green head - Phidippus A Spider and his Fly - Phidippus Unknown Spider and Lunch - Phidippus Little Jumper - Phidippus jumping spider - Phidippus Salticid from abandoned Pachypsylla petiole gall of hackberry - Phidippus Garden Jumper - 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.