Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019

Location: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee

I am a female Phidippus regius
I have 8 eyes spread out over three rows
The males of my species are black and white
But I'm pretty and wear colorful clothes.

(This spider is harmless to humans, unless you hurt it, in which case it will bite, which will be painful but not medically significant.)

Sources: University of Floria IFAS Extension, Regal Jumping Spider

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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