Arachnids of North Carolina
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Phidippus clarus - Red-backed jumping spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Salticidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: Males have iridescent, greenish chelicerae and broad red longitudinal bands bordering a central black stripe on the abdomen. Females are more diversely colored, having tan, yellow, orange, or red scales. There are usually two dark lines of abdominal spots surrounding light spots. Both sexes have two black stripes on the abdominal venter. BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Total Length: Females 8-10mm, males 5-7mm
Distribution in North Carolina
Comments: Most of the continental US & southern Canada
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: old field, bog
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Silk / Web: No web, per se, but often found in conspicuous silken retreats near the tops of plants
Status in North Carolina
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Photo Gallery for Phidippus clarus - Red-backed jumping spider

Recorded by: Owen McConnell & Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell & Simpson Eason
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian WAGNER
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian WAGNER
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - In saltmarsh @ -76.682726, 34.695934
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - In saltmarsh @ -76.682726, 34.695934
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - In saltmarsh @ -76.682726, 34.695934
Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Hunter Phillips
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - On edge of southeast corner of saltmarsh.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy & Fullwood, John
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - Female along powerlines
Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Male
Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Male
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - female spiderling on beauty berry leaf beside trail near visitor center
Recorded by: J. A. Anderson
Surry Co.
Comment: PIMO
Recorded by: B. Anderson
Wake Co.
Comment: WIUM - Obs. outside Visitor Center.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger
Hoke Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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