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Photo#90872
salticid in the thornscrub, rearing up - Phidippus arizonensis

salticid in the thornscrub, rearing up - Phidippus arizonensis
World Birding Center HQ at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
August 21, 2006
The horn-like tufts of fur on the "forehead" of this spider remind me of Phidippus otiosus (one of my favorite spiders of all time), for whatever that's worth...

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salticid in the thornscrub, side view - Phidippus arizonensis salticid in the thornscrub, rear view - Phidippus arizonensis salticid in the thornscrub, facial view - Phidippus arizonensis salticid in the thornscrub, rearing up - Phidippus arizonensis

Moved
Moved from Jumping Spiders, based on private e-mail comments from Jeff as well as what he has posted here....

A
phid. Most likely a subadult male arizonensis.

 
new to the Guide?
This does look consistent with elements of P. arizonensis in the
Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library and GB Edwards'
Gallery of photographs of Salticidae of Americas. I do not see this species in the Guide anywhere. Should I create a new guide page for it, or is the ID too tentative for that yet?

Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
World Birding Center
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
joshua.rose_NO_SPAM@tpwd.state.tx.us
956-584-9156 x 236

 
Yes
it would be new to the guide. What I can see of the ventral markings matches GB's drawing (revision) as well. The linked photos are of adult males.
There are a few species in your area, but my best guess is arizonensis.

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