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  1. Is this spider poisonous? And if it is what do you do if it bites you?

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  2. I think this is bugger that bit my daughter today. Very painful, like stabing needles in her finger. keeping an eye on her.

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  3. Have had 1 of these living on my patio for a while. Tampa, Fl

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  4. Mary Ann Martorana June 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    My daughter picked up this spider on her camping gear after camping near Pollock Pines CA. He is now living in our garden in Sacramento.

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  5. We found a jumping spider in the sandbox in our Kindergarten play yard. We have looked at it and will release it to a safer spot.

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  6. Just saw one of these in my apartment gym (in La Jolla), it dropped down next to me from the ceiling which was a bit of a shock, but I put it outside. Thanks for helping me figure out what type of spider it was!

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    1. Your welcome. But it was really Jennifer from the Living Desert Museum in Palm Desert who ID’d the spider. Incredible little creature, isn’t it!

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  7. We just found one like this one, too. Does anyone know what kind of spider it is?

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    1. hi karen,
      jennifer from the living desert museum in palm desert ID’d the spider as a jumping spider, Phidippus adumbratus. she also sent a link at: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/Phidippus%20adumbratus.htm
      deborah

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  8. Me again I forgot to add the spider link!. See http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/Phidippus%20adumbratus.htm

    Jennifer

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  9. Dear Deborah,
    I love your blog too; it is excellent! Just in case you haven’t id the spider.. I asked my boss and he told me it is one of the jumping spiders. He went on to say that they have a very interesting courtship ritual. I haven’t had a chance to read up on them yet but am looking forward to. They are funny looking in a very adorable way!
    Thank you again for your wonderful and educational blog. BTW, I ordered one of the calenders!

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  10. Wow that is a scary spider!

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