Cutie Pie

Normally I don't like to post pictures of spiders unless I can ID them but I'm going to make an exception this time. This jumping spider, sitting atop Flamebrain's very red car, was just too cute to leave languishing in a file on my computer. ( As soon as I key him out I'll be back with an ID.)


Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

He needs a shave. Does that help in IDing him?

SquirrleyMojo said...


Everything about him says: "I eat you. I eat you alive, baby!"

Anonymous said...

1. puppies
2. babies
3. bunnies

Cute NOT:
1. monsters
2. dead things
3. spiders

swamp4me said...

Aw, come on guys...check out that face, those eyes, the perky attitude. He is so cute I 'bout can't stand it.

And yes, Mr. B., those hairs are diagnostic and will help me ID him. I had to go learn to use a sling with my service shotgun today so I haven't had a chance to key him out - but I will.

Floridacracker said...

Lynne dittos here ...notice she did NOT mention kittens in the cute column :)

I got close and stared, like one of those magic eye books, and for a second a caught a glimmer of cute and then it was gone.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Shotgun, sheesh. How BIG is this spider?!

swamp4me said...

FC -
You're getting there - just relax and hold on to the cute a little longer next time.

Bloggy -
We grow 'em big here but I think I could have taken him out with #8 bird shot. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks like Phidippus audax to me.

swamp4me said...

tf23 -
Not P. audax, although I can see why you'd think so from this angle. P. audax has an all black cephalothorax, this spider had white banks on the sides of the cephalothorax.