|Jumper*, turned to look at my camera lens cover, dangling on its cord. I couldn't get him** to look at the lens.|
|I love how the pink flowers are reflected in his shiny skin.|
|Some of the buds have a spider-head look about them, too. Pink jumping spiders!|
If a prey insect sees different colours than we do, does the spider just blend in to his surroundings? I wonder.
*By the markings on his back (white forward border, two dots, upside-down V, two more dots), he's a Phidippus audax, the Bold jumper. But all the ones I see on BugGuide are on the east side of the continent. Most of the Bold jumpers have green fangs; I didn't get a chance to see his.
UPDATE: I found him in one of my books; his range is listed as "Throughout North America".
**I never got to see this spider head on, so I don't know if it's male or female. But I don't like "it" for a critter with a mind of its own, so I choose whichever comes to mind first.