CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Regal Jumping Spider (Phidippus regius)
This is a female orange form. Males are black/white with blue eyes. They don’t use webs, but do use silk.
VERY beneficial. Will catch grasshoppers and other pests, including the juvenile invasive cuban treefrog shown here. Good Girl!!
I found her eating when I opened up the timer of my water system to restart it. Often the treefrogs will short out the timer and I have found the spiders nesting in the cover on many occasions. I guess they know where to find an easy meal.