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Jumping Spiders

By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.

These large and hairy jumping spiders aren't particularly dangerous; even so, they might look frightening. Jumping spider is a common name for spiders known as Salticidae, a family of spiders with more than 4,300 described species and more to come from research about these very special spiders.

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Jumping spiders have the ability to jump a distance of more than 30 times their own length. Jumping spiders are considered curious. If you place your hand close to them, they will jump away but still keep an eye (several eyes) on your hand instead of seeking shelter. This behavior indicates some kind of curiosity since almost any other spider would seek the first and best shelter.

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A jumping spider

Daring Jumping Spider

I don't know the original origin of this name, but it would be strange if it didn't refer to the unusual jumps it is able to perform. The daring jumping spider is often found in gardens, and sometimes they wander into homes. Bites from jumping spiders aren't dangerous since jumping spiders are not venomous. For unknown reasons, this spider is sometimes mistaken with the brown recluse spider.

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Jumping spiders are recognized by their eye pattern and hairy look. The first row of eyes has four eyes. Two large median eyes and two smaller lateral eyes supplement the first row. The second row contains two very small eyes, and the third row has two small eyes.

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Their colors vary as there are many different species. Jumping spiders often find a place that is the same color as themselves;there they can sit and wait for prey.

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The jumping spider is found in open woodland habitats. For some reason, they are not found within mature hardwood forests. The smaller spiders are often found in the herbaceous zone.

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Life Cycle

Females make thick silken nests under the bark of various trees. They lay several batches of eggs. Jumping spiders’ courtship is rather complex.

They make special movements in some kind of courtship dance. Many jumping spiders are also able to display certain sounds that they use during courtship.

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Preferred Diet and Hunting Method

The jumping spiders use their vision to locate prey, which is caught by jumping on it; hence the name "jumping spider." They can jump a distance of more than 30 times their own length. Jumping spiders use silk to break their fall in case they miss a jump. They feed on a wide diet of arthropods but also eat nectar, which is quite unique for spiders.

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