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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders 2006

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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8 October, 2006:
I found this guy creeping out of the inside of a hollow metal fence post, and instead of crawling slowly it seemed to skip by the blink of an eye. I think that it's some sort of jumping spider. If you know about bites, on a scale of 1 - 10 how bad would you rate it's bite? (10 being the worst) EricTiemann - St. Louis MO

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18 September, 2006:
Here are a few more spiders I've found in my yard today. I'm loving this new camera!! Hope you can use them on your website!
Sheila
Savannah, GA
USA

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Reply: It looks like a jumping spider.

18 September, 2006:
what kind of spider is this?

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Reply: It looks like a jumping spider.

16 September, 2006:
I was wondering if you or any of your site users could identify this spider. I found it in Liberty, MO (about a half hour from KC) Jim Zimmerman


 
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Reply: It's a bit hard to tell but from the back it looks like a jumping spider.

3 September, 2006:
I live in Central Florida and found this little guy eating a moth on the front porch. Could you help me in identifying him/her? Sorry but this is the best of the photos that
I took. Thanks

Dave

 

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8 August, 2006:
Hey there: Attached are a few more recent photos I've taken jumping spiders near my home. These little guys are pretty photogenic, don't you think? With regards, Steven Davis
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2 August, 2006:
I really like your webpage - thought I'd share these pictures of the "bold jumper" I have out back. It lives in between the coils of the garden hose, and it puts on quite a show with those irridescent green mouthparts and pretty markings on its back... It's about the size of a quarter and very beautiful in my opinion. Shauna P.
Salem, Oregon USA

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26 July, 2006:
Regal Jumping Spider "Blackie" -Rich Swanner

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16 July, 2006:
A little visitor....
Cathy

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1 July, 2006:
I found this guy in our garbage can when I was taking out the trash. After surfing the internet, I determined that he is a regal jumping spider. What impressed me the most were his metallic green chelicerae. He was very entertaining while in captivity and was equally curious about me as he followed me around and seemed to be watching my every
move. I released him in a flower bed and hope to see him again someday.
Eric Locker, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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25 June, 2006:
I've been entertaining myself with this little fellow tonight-if I could give a "treat" to a spider, I sure would-he let me take over 200 shots-in different light, on different surfaces, in different rooms-he was up for it all. Funny how he looks so different from different angles. Actually, he's very pretty-for a spider...

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22 June, 2006:

Hi, I live in Melbourne Florida (East, Central) we found this spider in our screened patio under a bird nest. Wondering if you could help us identify it. It's very fast and was not afraid to stand its ground. Thanks, Erin

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17 June, 2006:
Hello Glen: I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I came across your website recently and I think it's an excellent resource. I've always been fascinated with spiders and you've got quite an impressive collection of images. I case you're interested in adding a few more photographs, I'd be happy to send you some of mine. I guess I could be considered an advanced amateur photographer and I am particularly fond of macro photography. I've attached a sample. I came across this little jumper on the side of my house (in Holland, MI). Luckily I had my camera and macro lens handy. With regards,
Steven Davis

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17 June, 2006:
I found this spider crawling on the kids swing set. I am in central coastal NJ picture taken 6/16/06. Thanks

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15 June, 2006:
My name is Linda and I live in Port Moody, Canada . I found this spider on the side of my house and Iím wondering if you can help me identify it. I think it might be some sort of jumping spider. I heard they are supposed to come out this time of year. I have seen some similar to itÖbut they were smaller and completely black. This spider, however, was black with lots of white specks and was slightly larger. Also, it was very quick. I moved the camera closer to it to see if I could get a better picture but I frightened it and the thing disappeared sooo fast. I would appreciate if you could tell me what it is.

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13 June, 2006:
Such an obliging little guy. Kept jumping on my lens! Taken on my kitchen sink (of all places) in Garland, Texas USA. -I got him on some white paper, got that last marvy shot and then released him outside. Really really wish I had thought to get him on the white paper and outside in the light sooner... As always, you may do as you like with these... I thought my new Olympus SP500 would last me, but I'm already thinking of something with a more powerful macro-I know they exist.... Cathy Webb Garland, TX

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13 June, 2006:

To whom it concern, I am trying to find out what kind of spider this is. Thank you for your time, Kim Ross

 

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5 June, 2006:
Hi Glen, I found this little guy that I named Oscar in my bedroom window. Apparantly he has been living there. Hes so cute. Anyways.. I saw a couple of others that look similar to him in the jumping spiders section.. is this what he is? BTW.. you can use this picture if you would like. June 2006 Virginia Beach, Va "Thanks so much!! Amber Caldwell

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5 June, 2006:
"Blackie" again -Rich Swanner

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5 June, 2006:
Regal Jumping Spider "Blackie"-Rich Swanner

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12 May, 2006:
Jumping Spider- Rich Swanner

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Reply: Looks like a daring jumping spider.

8 May, 2006:
Hi Glen, I found this spider on my 3 yr old's playset, we live in Denver Colorado. Do you know what it is? The lower body is black with a white spot, the legs have red and white stripes and the front legs almost looked hairy. I am not a spider lover, actually spiders scare me, so this kinda freaked me out. Thanks! Trish

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5 April, 2006:
Do you recognize this one? It was in my bed in Nashville, TN, USA. Thanks.

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20 February, 2006:
 

Glen I just found your new page WOW! This is Daring Jumping Spider "Blackie"-Rich Swanner

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9 February, 2006:
This is Tappy's son Jumping Spider Tappy Jr.-Rich Swanner

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7 February, 2006:
Glen this is Jumping Spider "Tappy Jr." His dad was here last year.-Rich Swanner

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