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Iridescent Gold Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis

Iridescent Gold Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
March 13, 2010
Size: Less then 1/4 inch
Found this beautiful little guy hunting the rose bushes in my back yard. He was very skittish and I only go one good shot of him. Hopefully, I got some of the ID features. He was an incredible iridescent gold and seemed to almost glow in the sun shine.

Metaphiddipus vitis?

tiny gold spiders
i saw a couple of these guys while collecting seeds from some flowers in Pacheco ca today.

Gold Jumping Spider
Wow--that's the awesome little gold spider I found on my arm a few days ago at the Civic Center Light Rail Stop, also in San Jose. I put him across the street on the hydrangeas. This website rocks!

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Moved from ID Request.

Sassacus vitis, formerly Metaphiddipus vitis.
Cute, aren't they? It's my favorite little jumper. Most are metallic, but some are black.

 
are some bronze
and copper? i have seen all three

 
Check 'em out
http://bugguide.net/node/view/42637/bgimage

Most of those I've seen are what I'd call silver.

 
Thanks for the IDs
I've always enjoyed taking "bug" photos but I am not a huge fan of spending hours plowing though keys to ID them. BugGuide rules!

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