Cardinal Jumping Spider

Phidippus cardinalis
Phidippus cardinalis
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Phidippus cardinalis is a species of jumping spider. It is commonly called cardinal jumper. It is one of the species of jumping spiders which are mimics of mutillid wasps in the genus Dasymutilla (commonly known as "velvet ants"); several species of these wasps are similar in size and coloration to the spiders, and possess a very painful sting.

Cardinal Jumping Spider

Phidippus cardinalis

Is Cardinal Jumping Spider harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Arachnida
order: Araneae
family: Salticidae
genus: Phidippus


Phidippus cardinalis occurs in the eastern United States and Mexico, and possibly Panama.