Other Common Names
High Eyelashed Jumping Spider (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz)
Orig. Comb: Attus mystaceus Hentz, 1846
states this is a species complex, with approximately 12 members.
Explanation of Names
Modern Latin: "like or having a moustache" from Greek mystax (μυσαξ)- "upper lip, moustache"
Large, variable in color. Three sets of abdominal markings apparently distinctive.
Adult female and immature male P. mystaceus can be distinguished from P. otiosus by a group of three markings on the carapace.
(Adult males are easily distinguished from one another.)