Jumping Spiders

 jumping spiderJumping Spiders

Scientific name: many species
(Araneae: Salticidae)

Facts: Jumping spiders have large eyes and usually a chunky, fuzzy body. They come in many colored from black and grey to bright red. Many have a distinct color pattern on the back. Some species mimic ants and are difficult to tell from them at a clance.

Jumping spiders are very active hunters during the daylight hours. Their excellent eyesight is used for stalking prey. Before pouncing on the victim, jumping spiders attach a line of silk from which they can dangle if they fall.

Comments are closed.