White and Black Jumping Spider With Green Fangs

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White and Black Jumping Spider With Green Fangs

A Phidippus regius sitting on a fence. One of the more stricking features about this jumping spider is it's metallic green fangs (or iridescent chelicerae). These jumping spiders are pretty common around the house and garden and easy to identify with their white and black markings on their legs and body.

Spider photograph taken in Mountain Home, Idaho.

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  • Shaunu on 2013-Jun-05 17:57:01 Shaunu said

    Just shoke one out of my glove while gardening. I live in western Michigan, my shighting was in early June. I was taking pictures of him untill he looked like he was going to jump and showed me his green fangs. One last picture of the fangs and, sorry, if you are a spider hippie, but I freaked and showed him my shoe.
  • Debbie on 2014-May-22 10:58:50 Debbie said

    Are these spiders poisonous ?
  • Rush on 2014-May-23 16:16:58 Rush said

    Being a little technical here...almost all spiders are venomous not poisonous (you can eat them).

    The venom will affect anything the spider bites, just depends how big the victim is. For a small insect, a bite from a jumping spider is deadly. To humans, it might be something close to a bee sting or a little less.

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