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    Spider ID

    I've never seen one of these before. It looks like some sort of wolf spider to me and seems to be taking residence in a rotted out hollow of a deck railing. I would estimate the length of the spider (including legspan) at about 2cm though I didn't get a real close look when it was out of its hole.


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    That spider is Phidippus audax commonly known as the bold jumping spider. So you know, that took about five seconds on Google and I thought that it looked like a jumping spider. Thanks for sharing the photo, it's an awesome looking spider.
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    A friend of mine just linked me that species too. I had no idea jumping spiders got so big... and yet another species that Wikipedia claims doesn't live here, yet apparently does.

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    Spiders can be introduced more easily than rats in my opinion. I can see why you thought that it was a wolf spider. The head reminds me of the jumping spiders here, but the thoroabdomen (anyone feel free to correct my spelling) looks too big.

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    I don't know if I have seen a jumping spider that big before but nice colors. I have always liked the little devils.
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    Yep, a jumping spider. I see them in my yard and some do get quite big.

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    The genus apparently contains some of the largest jumping spiders in the world. I've hardly even seen a jumper 2mm long before, much less 2cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Spiders can be introduced more easily than rats in my opinion. I can see why you thought that it was a wolf spider. The head reminds me of the jumping spiders here, but the thoroabdomen (anyone feel free to correct my spelling) looks too big.
    Okay, here's the correction:
    The "head" is the cephalothorax. The other section is the abdomen.
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