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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders 2007

Commonly called Jumping spiders, the Salticidae are also affectionately referred to as  Charlies, Herbies or Salties. They are very common around the home and their anthropomorphic nature endears them to most people. The family name is derived from the Latin "salto" which means to dance with pantomimic gestures. This is the largest spider family and includes more than 5000 species worldwide. These spiders are harmless to man although there have been complaints where this comical, engaging animal has been accused of nasty bites. Here's some photos sent in by viewers.

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JUMPING SPIDERS

Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are the personalities of the spider world. Though generally small in size (up to 12 mm body length), their large eyes, prodigious jumping ability, often brilliant colours and cocky, inquisitive activity make them very appealing. Many are daylight hunters, using their excellent vision to track, stalk and calculate distance, before suddenly leaping on their prey, propelled by their strong back legs. Males are often more strikingly coloured, patterned or adorned with leg or body hair tufts than are females. They use these adornments to impress the females during often elaborate courtship displays. Information - Australian Museum
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3 November, 2007:
i am guessing it is a jumping spider?

 


 

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19 October, 2007:
I found this spider on my front porch in Mount Pleasant, SC. I am wondering if there could possible be more and if this thing is poisonous? Thank you, Kevin

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18 October, 2007:
Hi, Just wondering if you can help me with an id on this spider found in  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It's the second time i've seen it, the  previous time was about a year ago. Cheers, Nicole
 

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15 October, 2007:
Thanks, Glen - I went to your page today and found I hadn't sent this. May,  Bayou George, FL

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23 September, 2007:
Hi Glen -We recently moved to Oklahoma and are trying to learn about and identify all these new little critters out here.  I am attaching a photo of a spider we cant seem to place.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  We live in southwest Oklahoma.  The picture is decieving as the spider is probably the size of a dime and does move very quickly.  We though possibly some form of a jumping spider. Thanks for your help. James and Lisa, Cache, Oklahoma

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16 September, 2007:
Things appear larger than they actually are :) Spider - Cathy
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4 September, 2007:
Hi Glen, This site is really great! I've identified a bunch of spiders over the last year by using this site. However, we just moved into a new house, which seems to have ridiculous numbers of spiders, I'm pretty fearful of spiders, not to the point where I'm shaking and can't move... although I have been that way with 2 or 3 very large spiders before, I'm not like that over every daddy-long-legs that comes along. Since moving in here, about 3 weeks ago, I've seen a few in this house that are definitely different for me. One of them was all gray, both light and dark, and it could JUMP! The other is the one in this photo. It was on the wall in my living room near the ceiling today. It was about 1 1/4-1 1/2 inches long, including legs. As I was watching it, and preparing to get a good photo of it, another spider, looked like a very young daddy long legs, walked past it on the ceiling. This spider arched its back to watch the smaller spider. It was a sight to behold, I regret not getting a photo. At any rate, can you ID this one for me? I've looked through the photos on the site, but can't seem to find any that match it. Thanks, Brittaney T. Chesapeake City, Maryland  

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4 September, 2007:
Hi! I've got pic of a spider I've never seen around here before. Can u ID him? Thanx! Sorry for the fuzzy edges, this guy was fast and he could hop so i had to shot him moving!

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3 September, 2007:
I found this little thing (tiny) crawling on my arm (not surprising as I had been outside poking around and looking for bugs to photograph) and after I deposited him outside, he was kind enough to let me take a shot or two. He was tiny tiny and after a few shots jumped into the leaves...

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24 August 2007:
Can you identify this spider I found in my yard?

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11 August 2007:
this little dude is about the size of a pen head do you know what kind it is thanks melvin ada oklahoma

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5 August 2007:
Hay i found this spider in my tree and i have looked all over the internet and i cant find it. can any one help? i live in las vegas, nv

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30 July, 2007:
Hello, I live in Reno, NV and have just found a couple of these guys climbing my walls, one inside and one outside. The photo is of the outside one, which was about the size of a nickle. The one found inside the prior evening was larger than a quarter. I haven't been able to match them up with anything I've seen on the web yet and was wondering if you might help. The closest things I've been able to find in marking and color have much longer legs. The spiders with short legs like this guy seem to be jumping spiders and I didn't see either of these jump. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.  Mark

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15 July, 2007:
Hi Glen, thought i would share a photo of the jumping spider that was found on the ceiling of my living room in Springfield, Virginia. I've caught it and is now raising it as a pet. A question though, it is secluded in a pretty secure tank, yet it still somehow reproducing. Removed it's web/sack with all the baby spiders and now keeping it in a different tank about a couple months ago. And a couple days ago just found her web/sack with again baby spiders. I have about 40-50 baby jumping spiders right now. Any clue on how she is reproducing? and also I'm not really sure on what to feed the baby spiders. I've been putting pinhead crickets in, but haven't found that really effective. Please give me some insight!
-Justine. P.S. Just caught a Huntsman spider in front of my house tonight! I'll send pictures as soon as i can

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15 July, 2007:
HI GLEN HERES SOME MORE PICS FROM MY BACKYARD, I LIVE IN FRESNO CA., USA


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2 July, 2007:
Here are some great photos from Hannes in South Africa. Click for a larger view.

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7 May, 2007:
Hello glen. I live in fresno ca. this must be a jumping spider but is itmale or female?
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14 June, 2007:
Hi there, I was hoping you might be able to tell me what kind of spider this is
and if it carries venom that I would need to concern myself with? I  have a one year old little girl and have found these in my back yard. Thanks a bunch, Chris
 

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6 June, 2007:
Hello Glen,  I saw this spider by my front door and wanted to find out what kind it was. It was crawling on the brick next to the door.
It was a really pretty green like an olive color with bright red lines coming from the head down to the endof it like you took a marker and drew them. I have attached a picture of it. It came out better than I thought it would. Please let me know if you have any ideas.  I would sure appreciate it! Thank you, Elaine

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11 May, 2007:
hi I'm not sure if i came to the right place but i was outside on my porch today, and i snapped a picture of this guy. i have included a picture of the spider i saw in hopes that you might be able to help my figure out what kind of spider it is. i would say the spider was roughly about 1 cm long and about 1/5 cm wide. he is some kind of web spinner as i was tring to get him on a stick and he fell down to the ground and disappeared.  could you please let me know if you could help me identify this spider.
also i live in Clinton,Ontario, Canada. I appreciate your time and help thank you

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11 May, 2007:
I looked and looked and looked...but I could not find a photo of this spider  anywhere. It's probably there, but your site is so vast, I spent about 30  minutes looking at spider pics until my eyes bugged out...kind of like this  little guy... I know you have loads, scads, of spider pics. This set of an unknown spider was taken with a Nikon D50 in macro mode. I would say the spider was  slightly more than a 1/2" in length. Very pretty little chap. Anyway, I  thought I would send the pics and see if you have one of them, and even better, if you could id the fearsome beast. Thanks again! James

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11 May, 2007:
i guess this is the email that everyone is sending there Pics to. well as you may know, i've got a spider in my house. i've seen one and was forced to kill it by my wife. now i've seen another. i haven't told my wife yet and im trying to find out what it is. im guessing its some sort of hunting spider. maybe a jumping spider. i found it just crawling on my walls. it even started coming towards me and then it jumped off the wall. the 2nd one i've found in another bedroom where my office desk is and i've just been letting it crawl around my desk. today i notices a few strands of silk attacked from box on my desk to the corner of the desk. it appears as though it is just leaving these random threads where ever it goes. which fits with what i've read about the jumping spider kinda always having a safety rope if it needs to jump. well here's the pic, thanks

Reply: This is a daring jumping spider and not dangerous.I found this Salticidae spider in Madagascar copal. What genus could it be?

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