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Phidippus audax (Daring Jumping Spider)

Synonyms: Phidippus electus; Phidippus farneus; Phidippus howardi; Phidippus mexicanus; Phidippus rauterbergi; Phidippus severus; Phidippus togatus; Phidippus variegatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider, or bold jumping spider. The average size of adults ranges from roughly 13–20 millimetres (0.51–0.79 in) in length. They are typically black with a pattern of spots and striped on their abdomen and legs. Often these spots are orange-tinted in juveniles, turning white as the spider matures. The spider belongs to the genus Phidippus, a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae. In the case of P. audax, these chelicerae are a bright, metallic green or blue.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore


Prey / Diet

Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[2]
Eurosta solidaginis (Goldenrod gall fly)[2]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[2]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[2]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[2]
Odontopus calceatus (Sassafras weevil)[2]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[2]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[2]
Triatoma sanguisuga (Eastern blood-sucking cone)[2]
Tuberolachnus salignus[2]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)[2]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[2]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[2]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[2]
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[2]
Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat)[2]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[2]
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[2]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[2]
Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander)[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[2]
Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle)[2]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[2]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[2]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]
Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)[2]


Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[2]
Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[2]
Campsis radicans (common trumpetcreeper)[2]
Cichorium intybus (chicory)[2]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[2]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[2]
Smilax rotundifolia (Horse Brier)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens


America North; Canada: Ontario; Mexico; USA; Indian O Is; Nicobar Arch.; Pacific Is.; Hawaii;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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