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White and brown jumper, eating a flying ant, would appreciate ID - Phidippus mystaceus

White and brown jumper, eating a flying ant, would appreciate ID - Phidippus mystaceus
Creek County, Oklahoma, USA
July 6, 2019
Size: ~7mm
This jumping spider was eating what I assume is a flying ant. She (?) was on passion vine under a leaf. I saw what I think Peppered jumpers mating earlier today, and this one is bigger than the female, and the pattern on abdomen is different. This one didn't want to eat out in the open, and kept evading my attempts to get pics and video, hiding behind leaves, until later on she just gave up and sat in one place for a good while.

The face pic is a screencap from video, others are normal pics.

Images of this individual: tag all
White and brown jumper, eating a flying ant, would appreciate ID - Phidippus mystaceus White and brown jumper, eating a flying ant, would appreciate ID - Phidippus mystaceus White and brown jumper, eating a flying ant, would appreciate ID - Phidippus mystaceus

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Found a male with similar markings as this one -
will post as soon as I can get to it. Markings are identical, but the shape is of a male.

*added https://bugguide.net/node/view/1692089

 
Both
Immature specimens, not sure what sex. The other is closer to maturity, probably the antepenultimate instar. The small abdomen and great coloration on linked spider suggest it is likely recently molted.
Adult males of this species are pretty impressive looking, easy to recognize.

 
Yeah, I know
the adult males are AWESOME,I saw one last year and he's the reason I'm "hunting" for them. Hoping to see THAT face again! LOL!

In the meantime, I try to shoot every jumper I come by :D