The Phidippus Regius Everglades, also known as the Everglades Regal Jumping Spider, is a distinctive variety of the jumping spider species native to the unique Everglades national park in Florida, United States. Female Everglades regal jumping spiders often boast a peachy, fluffy exoskeleton attributes that make them stand out from other P. Reg morphs. Like other jumping spiders, the Everglades regal jumping spider is known for its excellent vision, agile movements, and remarkable jumping abilities, which they use for both hunting and navigation. These spiders are daylight hunters and use their sharp vision to stalk and pounce on their prey, which includes a variety of insects. In the wild, they inhabit the subtropical wetland ecosystem of the Everglades, an area characterized by marshland, mangrove forests, and a diverse range of flora and fauna. However, they have proven quite adaptable and can be found in a variety of environments within this range. As pets, these spiders are relatively easy to care for, requiring only a small enclosure with enough vertical space to allow them to display their natural climbing and jumping behaviors. They eat a diet of small insects and have been known to enjoy the occasional treat of larger prey such as small crickets or fruit flies. Their care is identical to other Phidippus regius spiders.
Jumping spiders go through various stages of colouration and patterns as they grow, and there’s always variation in colour even with morphs. The adult colour of your spider will only become apparent when it reaches maturity. For instance, mature males of P. Regius are usually black, while mature females exhibit colours and markings specific to their morph. Even in rare Jumping spider morphs/localities, the males are always black.