Regal Jumping Spider Phidippus Regius

Regal Jumping Spider male
Regal Jumping Spider male
Regal Jumping Spider
The Regal Jumping Spider is native to the southern United States of America and the West Indies. Males, above, are black with a white pattern, often resembling a smiling face.
Regal Jumping Spider female
Regal Jumping Spider female
Regal Jumping Spider female underside
Females can be brown, grey or ginger. Both have iridescent green-blue chelicerae and two large and two small forward-facing eyes.
Regal Jumping Spider
Regal Jumping Spider
Regal Jumping Spider underside
Tiny, but large for a Jumping Spider, they can reach around 1cm long (head and body) and, exceptionally, females can be some 2cm. They can jump six times their length.