Regal Jumping Spider

Phidippus regius

"Phidippus regius" is a species of jumping spider in eastern North America. Adult males range from 6 to 18 mm in body length and average 12 mm. Females range from 7 to 22 mm and average 15 mm. "P. octopunctatus" from western North America reaches a larger size.
Reggie the Regal Jumping Spider I think he's 3 moults away from adulthood. Looking forward to watching him grow up! Phidippus regius,captive


Males and females are easily differentiated. The males are always black with a pattern of white spots and stripes. Females often bear similar patterns to the males, but range in color from shades of gray to a vivid orange.
Regal Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius Looks like it got itself a katydid for lunch. Eamw spiders,Geotagged,Phidippus regius,Regal Jumping Spider,Summer,United States


The regal jumping spider belongs to the genus "Phidippus", a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae. Among most members of "Phidippus", these chelicerae are generally green, but in the case of "P. regius" they are often a blue-violet.
Phidippus regius on the lookout for some food Picture part of some research on predation Arachnida,France,Geotagged,Phidippus regius,Regal Jumping Spider,Salticidae,Summer


"P. regius" occurs in the southeastern United States and the West Indies, and has been introduced to Easter Island. It is most common on the Florida peninsula.
Regal Jumping Spider - Phidippus regius Feeding on a small tree frog. Eamw spiders,Geotagged,Phidippus regius,Regal Jumping Spider,Summer,United States


"P. regius" is most commonly found in relatively open areas, such as fields and light woodland, with adults usually preferring trees or the walls of buildings as hunting grounds. They build silken nests at night in which to sleep, often in palm fronds or similar areas. Females of the species lay their eggs under the bark of trees, or in secluded spots in wooden structures such as barns.


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SpeciesP. regius