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, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIF
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
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 Photo Gallery for Phidippus clarus - Red-backed jumping spider

71 photos are available. Only the most recent 30 are shown.

Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-07-02
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-07-02
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-19
Columbus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-19
Columbus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-18
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-06-18
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2024-06-07
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2024-06-07
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-20
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-05-20
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2024-05-10
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-06
Columbus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-04-06
Columbus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-03-15
Martin Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-03-15
Martin Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Basinger on 2024-03-15
Martin Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman; G. Newman on 2023-09-18
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Terrell Tucker on 2023-06-13
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman on 2022-08-28
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-08-22
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel on 2022-08-22
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Becky Watkins on 2022-05-30
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell & Pat McConnell on 2021-09-25
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2021-09-07
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell & Simpson Eason on 2021-09-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell & Simpson Eason on 2021-09-06
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2021-09-02
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2021-09-02
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2021-09-02
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian WAGONER on 2021-08-07
Cumberland Co.
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