Short description Phidippus texanus:
Phidippus texanus have a beige ground coloration. The abdomen has a brown coloration and is somewhat reminiscent of a Rorschach test (inkblot test).
Like most jumping spiders, Phidippus texanus hunts during the day. Phidippus texanus actively observes its prey with its sharp gaze. Then it sneaks up on its prey and pounces on the food animal. When jumping spiders jump, they spin a series of threads for safety. This ensures that if the jump is unsuccessful, the spider will be caught by a safety line before it falls. Jumping spiders have much better eyesight than other spiders and are always on the lookout for prey and predators. This gives the impression when viewing the animals that they are very alert and extensively observe their surroundings.
A female can produce up to 6 clutches of 30-170 eggs each. The average total clutch size is about 200 eggs per female. Later clutches are usually smaller than earlier clutches.
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