Wednesday, June 14, 2006
My New Neighbor
After finding a similar dead one IN MY HOUSE after Memorial Day weekend, when I spotted this guy today, I quickly (and cautiously) took pictures. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good close up because my camera isn't designed for that. This guy is about the diameter of a penny, and very "jumpy". He lives in a crack in front porch steps. After much internet research, I have discovered that he is called a "Bold Jumping Spider" (comforting, eh?) and his Latin name is Phidippus audax. I have yet to find out if he is dangerous. Any ideas?