Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#203139
Paraphidippus aurantius - female

Paraphidippus aurantius - Female
N40 03.312 W82 53.780, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
July 9, 2008
Size: 7.9mm
Yet another jumper found on the patio handrail outside my workplace, and about a week after I found a subadult male in nearly the same spot. Photographed in captivity.

Interesting to note this is not a worn specimen. The scale covering is very consistent, but the individual scales contain almost no color pigments and rely on thin-film interference for their apparent color.

Images of this individual: tag all
Paraphidippus aurantius - female Paraphidippus aurantius - female Paraphidippus aurantius - female Dorsal carapace scales - brightfield - Paraphidippus aurantius - female Dorsal carapace scales - darkfield - Paraphidippus aurantius - female