Saturday, November 29, 2008

relative of the Johnson jumping spider
Phidippus sp.
family Salticidae

ps 04/13/10 - Thanks to MObugs' post, I was reminded of my pic from a couple years back. I'm fairly sure this jumping spider is NOT Phidippus johnsoni, although several online sites show remarkable variation within this species (IMHO I believe those IDs are incorrect). As I'm looking into this, I found this nifty quick spider list from UC Berkeley.

This is my first spider and first Fremont Peak SP post to Nature ID. We haven't been back to Fremont Peak in a while since we heard it was closed due to budget cuts; it's nice to see they're still open on a limited basis.