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Jumping spider (subadult Phidippus?)        Images © Mark A. Chappell

This small jumping spider (possibly a subadult in the Phidippus group) crawled or jumped onto my 500 mm lens when I was photographing granite spiny lizards in the Box Springs Mountains above Riverside, California.   I caught it, took it into the lab to photograph with a special macro lens at about 3X life size, and then released it.
            Images of other jumping spiders are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

  • Canon 30D, Canon MP-E 65 macro lens, ringflash (2006)