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Bryantae variation

old 7 legger - Phidippus audax - male Chicken coop jumper - Phidippus audax - female Bold Jumping Spider? - Phidippus audax N. FL bryantae beauty - Phidippus audax - female Large male - Phidippus audax
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 (audax group)
Species audax (Bold Jumper)
No Taxon Bryantae variation
Excerpt from Colorado Spiders (see Print References): "There is a good deal of individual variation, however. Often the white spot is replaced by orange, cream, or buff. Sometimes there are oblique lateral stripes. Rarely the cephalothorax is banded with white and the basal band of the abdomen is broadened and extends clear around the abdomen."
I am not sure of what the bryantae form of audax looked like originally, but it is my understanding that it's very similiar to this specimen from TN. The white and orange specimens from north FL are probably the most highly evolved as far as pattern goes. Some CO specimens have highly developed patterns as well. There is little information concerning the color and pattern variations of audax throughout the United States.
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