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I found this spider on my car hood in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  It was about the size of a dime.  I've done quite a bit of searching but I can't find any similar patterns beyond that it is a jumping spider.  I would appreciate any further ID you could offer.


Hi, Wayne:

Wow, lovely image of a mature male jumping spider in the genus Phidippus .  There are a few species that look like this, but odds are it is P. johnsoni or P. clarus :

Thanks for sharing your find!


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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