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Photo#98088
Phid female - Phidippus otiosus - female

Phid female - Phidippus otiosus - Female
Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
March 13, 2007
Size: 10-11 mm

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Moved

Moved
Moved from Phidippus otiosus.

Are
you sure this isn't Phidippus mystaceus?
Nice images.

 
Well
If you have reservations, I am frightened. But the only images I have of the female mystaceus are nothing like this. And this was a pretty adult looking jumper. I added another view from the forward angle. Page 129 of Edwards Phid revision seems to show a very different dorsal pattern for the mystaceus F but I don't know the variabilities like you do.

 
Yes
there are several distinct variations Don discussed here.
Edward also posted several AR images similar to your specimen.

 
Hmm
I see the similarities of the females certainly. However mine seems to lack the three marks on the carapace as mentioned in the Cadle images.

Okay looking at my other angles, it does appear to have the triple spots on the carapace. Will move to mystaceus. I kept trying to make it into an asotus originally which was geographically impossible. This version of mystaceus very much resembles the female asotus. Thanks.

 
Yes
while this is a great example of the iridescent scales on the OQ, they unfortunately make the three spots hard to see.

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