Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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There’s a chance he could be a male Phidippus cardinalis — a bit of research reveals both P. apacheanus and P. cardinalis are found in this area of Oklahoma.

Video: Thomas Shahan [Thomas Shahan’s photostream]


  1. #1 David
    October 20, 2009

    Definitely Phidippus apacheanus as opposed to P. cardinalisapacheanus is characteristically a more intense red, cardinalis more orangey with lighter bristles which may appear silvery; reports of cardinalis indicate makings on the abdomen but absent in apacheanus… in the video above, the intense red can be seen as well as an absence of abdominal markings- compare below:

    Phidippus apacheanus

    Phidipuus cardinalis

  2. #2 Linda
    October 22, 2009

    Thank you for posting this lovely little guy. I’m a fan of jumping spiders. Having one in a house is almost like having a pet.

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