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Adult male - Phidippus johnsoni - male

Adult male - Phidippus johnsoni - Male
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
June 28, 2013
Size: ~11mm body length
Found on the deck. These guys are all over the place right now. Playing "peek-a-boo" from around branches and in the garden foliage seems to be one of their favorite pastimes.

I think this is a Phidippus johnsoni since I've found them in the same area before. He defeated my current arsenal of tricks for getting a good ventral palp angle though. Hopefully there's enough in these images for confirmation.

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ID from Rod Crawford
"You got enough of the Phidippus embolus to make it johnsonii for sure. The only other species possible in western BC would be clarus."

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

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I may be wrong, but the palp of P. cryptus (ventral view) is very similar.


 
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Thanks for pointing that out! It does look similar... I'll ask Rod Crawford about it and see what he thinks.

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