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

Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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

Previous events

Phidippus mystaceus - male

Phidippus mystaceus - Male
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
September 19, 2005
Check out the Christmas colored eyes. Sorry, I never did get them in focus.

Images of this individual: tag all
Phidippus mystaceus - male Phidippus mystaceus - male

Beautiful, beautiful Jumper. Same one that invaded Josh's lecture hall this year.

I hope
that nobody smashed it. I was talking with my sister who lives in Cleveland, TN this past week, and was trying to get her to capture and send me a mystaceus from her yard. She tells me that when she sees them, she knocks them to the ground and stomps on them. I was horrified. I had to lecture her on the beauty and benefit of these creatures. She still didn't agree to send me one.

that's bad! A lot of spiders end up squished. I've become the neighborhood spider remover. I feel like I have to lecture every kid I see now-a-days. A lot of them want to kill every bug they see, and I'm sure they're learning that from their parents.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.