Whitman's Jumping Spider

Phidippus whitmani
Phidippus whitmani
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Phidippus whitmani is a species of jumping spider.

Whitman's Jumping Spider

Phidippus whitmani

Is Whitman's 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


While the male is strikingly red on top, with a black band in the frontal eye region and sometimes with white setae on the forelegs, the female is of a rather inconspicuous brown color. It is one of the species of jumping spiders which are mimics of mutillid wasps (commonly known as "velvet ants"); several species of these wasps are similar in size and coloration, and possess a very painful sting.


Phidippus whitmani occurs in the United States and Canada.


The species was named after zoologist Charles Otis Whitman.