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Immature Phidippus audax Jumping Spider | by Thomas Shahan
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Immature Phidippus audax Jumping Spider

A nice little jumping spider I found this morning while wandering around in a field full of tall grass and wild flowers. I spotted several other fun bugs and 3 other jumping spiders, but didn't get any good photos (besides the robber fly shot from today).

 

I'm not sure if I have ever seen a jumping spider covered in pollen before, maybe he/she got in a tussle with a bug in one of the nearby wild flowers.

 

Taken with the 50mm reversed on some extension tubes. I tried to take a few high magnification face photos with the 28mm reversed on the tubes, but it made a leap for me, then leaped somewhere unknown (maybe it's still in my hair... that seems to happen more often than I would like.)

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Taken on April 4, 2005