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Species Phidippus mystaceus

Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus Phidippus mystaceus? - Phidippus mystaceus Unusual spider - Phidippus mystaceus Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus Grey Patterned Spider - Phidippus mystaceus Phidippus mystaceus - female female Phidippus mystaceus with egg sack. - Phidippus mystaceus - female Jumping spider - Phidippus mystaceus
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 (mystaceus group)
Species mystaceus (Phidippus mystaceus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Edwards (2003)(1) states this is a species complex, with approximately 12 members.
Explanation of Names
Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz)
Modern Latin: "like or having a moustache" from Greek mystax (μυσαξ)- "upper lip, moustache"
16 mm body length
Large, variable in color. Three sets of abdominal markings apparently distinctive.


Connecticut south to Florida and west to Colorado and Texas (absent from Great Lakes States)(2)
Map (3)
See Also
A previously-used trait of three carapace markings that had been thought to separate females of P. mystaceus from P. otiosus is now known to be unreliable. Consultation with G.B. Edwards has revealed the existence of a mystaceus-like form of P. otiosus that also has these three carapace markings. Identifications between these species have been updated to reflect this knowledge as well as to exclude the existence of a otiosus-like form of P. mystaceus that lacks those carapace markings. (Adult males are easily distinguished from one another.)
Phidippus otiosus

Phidippus mystaceus
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
2.Salticidae of North America, including Mexico
Richman, David B., Bruce Cutler, & David E. Hill. 2012. Peckhamia, 95.3.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)