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Photo#144741
Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus

Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
September 10, 2007
Size: 3/8"

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Nice Photos!
Where did you find this guy? I am interested in researching this species for my PhD, but haven't had a lot of luck finding them. What kinds of habitats/search methods would you suggest?
Thanks,
Cynthia

 
Thanks!
As far as habitat is concerned, I'm not sure I can be of much help because I just stumbled on to this guy. But, I'm in Oklahoma so a lot of our native plants and trees were present. He was sitting on the top rail of the chain link fence. He was a very cool jumper. He seemed to be more "attentive" than others I've seen and very actively followed my movements. Other jumpers do this also but this one just seemed more interested in what I was doing than I've seen before. One other note, I've lived in Oklahoma all my life and I don't ever remember seeing this species before....not that it hasn't been here, I just haven't seen it. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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