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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

audax group

Some kind of Phidippus? - Phidippus audax Subadult - Phidippus audax - female Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax Spider - Phidippus audax Daring Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax Indoors Salticidae - Phidippus audax - female Bold Jumper? - Phidippus audax - female Phidippus possibly  - Phidippus audax
Classification
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
Numbers
Phidippus princeps (Peckham & Peckham 1883)
Phidippus princeps pulcherrimus Keyserling 1885
Phidippus bidentatus F.O.P.C. 1901
Phidippus audax (Hentz 1845)
Phidippus felinus Edwards
Phidippus workmani Peckham & Peckham 1901
Identification
Excerpts from Edwards, 2004:
"The six group members all have the palea extended wider on the proximal side of a small ectal notch (P. clarus also has this state; some preliminary cladograms had this species basal within the audax group)..."(1)
Range
Represented by BugGuide Data maps unless otherwise noted.
For detailed geographic range and records, refer to Edwards, 2004(1)
Phidippus princeps - New England south to Georgia, to Utah, north to Saskatchewan.
Phidippus princeps pulcherrimus - Florida, Alabama, Georgia.
Phidippus bidentatus - Texas to NW Costa Rico.
Phidippus audax - Widespread in US and Canada.
Phidippus felinus - Arizona and New Mexico. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus workmani - Florida and Georgia.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.