Cute and ferocious jumping spider

Found this spider patrolling a few leaves at Hildacy Farm Preserve in Media, PA. I’m fairly sure it’s Paraphidippus aurantius. I can totally see why some people keep salticids as pets.

Colin Purrington Photography: Spiders and ticks &emdash; Paraphidippus aurantius on leaf

Colin Purrington Photography: Spiders and ticks &emdash; Jumping spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) on grass blade

Colin Purrington Photography: Spiders and ticks &emdash; Paraphidippus aurantius on leaf (dorsal view)

Colin Purrington Photography: Spiders and ticks &emdash; Paraphidippus aurantius on leaf (side view)

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