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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders '03-'05

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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4 December, 2005:
Cute little jumping spider on some rose bushes in Brisbane.

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14 November, 2005:
I found this spider in my house and captured it, took these pictures of it, and then took it outside and set it free! :-) A penny is laid next to this spider for size comparison. This spider was found in Fairview, Tennessee, which is located on the Cumberland Plateau about 10 miles west of Nashville. Please help with identification. Thank you.

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8 November, 2005:
This spider Iím, assuming is a jumping spider but he does not look much like all the others On your website. Please use if you want to. This little guy was about the size of a pencil eraser. Thanks Loved your site.
Vaughn L, Platt

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26 October, 2005:
Here are some cool spider photos I took the other day.

Hope someone can ID them!

Cheers,

Carine.
South Australia

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Reply: Looks like a daring jumping spider.

15 October, 2005:
This was found at my doorway in Santa Monica Ca. What kind of spider is it??

Carrie

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26 September, 2005:
I found this spider in my house and was concerned about whether it's poisonous or not. I haven't found a picture of another spider that tells me what kind it is. Thanks, Samantha
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18 September, 2005:
Hi! Glen this is a little guy named Tappy. Here are some shots see if you can use them.-Rich Swanner
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4 Sept, 2005:
This spider was identified today, 4th September 2005, by Queensland Museum who wrote: "As you have noted from the behaviour of this spider, it is known as a Jumping Spider (Genus Salticidae). These spiders are generally timid and few bites are known, although the small darker species is more likely to bite. Symptoms are minor and localised to the bite site." It was found at Mount Nathan, west of Nerang, Gold Coast, Qld. Body length 10mm approx - fine jumping style - quick as lightning!
Photographed by Kathie Elborne, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia - 4th September 2005.

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Reply: It  looks like some sort of jumping spider.

1 Sept, 2005:
Hello, I live in south Florida and came accross this spider which I have  never seen, it is under 1/2 inch large and lived in a furry type of web  in the corner of my garage. I tried looking it up on the internet but was unable to find anything on it. Thanks for your help.

-Chris

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14 August, 2005:
Hi Glen, we live in Bangkok, Thailand. This morning we had a special breakfast guest ;-)
We have never seen a spider like this one before. It was a jumping spider and only 1 - 2 cm large. Perhaps you can tell us what kind of spider it is?! Thank you in advance
Best regards.
Sandra & Gerrit

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27 April, 2005
I've also attached another set of photos of two other spiders. One looks  similar to the recent one. You'll know the difference because one is  squished (the old one) and the other is alive and kicking. The other is
tiny and looks nothing like the other two. Keep up the good work and thanks  for helping us figure out what these guys are.
-Chris
cgrant3@sc.rr.com

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27 March, 2005

Found your website via a Google search looking for the species of jumping spider (picture attached) that I found while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains near Point Mugu last weekend. Thanks for the excellent website that solved the mystery. Photo was taken March 20, 2005.

Regards,
Will Campbell
Los Angeles
 

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15 October, 2004:
I'm sending you my best spider pics from the last couple months. Thought you might like to have them for your image library, maybe display a couple in the "known" spider pages. I'm getting better at capturing close-ups. One of these days I'll get a real good shot of that Jumper. Until then... Keep up the good work, I love your site! Cheers, Terry Lucas
Lakewood, Ca.
Click photo for some lovely close ups.

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15 October, 2004:  
Hi I found this spider in my yard. I have never seen anything like it  before. Is it some sort of jumping spider, looking on your webpage, the  jumping spider is the only one that resembles it. Thanks
arvinielsen@hotmail.com

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14 October, 2004
Jumping Spider from Rogers, Arkansas.

Craig Richardson

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10 September, 2004
Hello again, Glenda
Thanks for posting my agriope pics on your wonderful site. I found a couple of close ups which you might find interesting. One is a type of jumping spider, the other I think is a nursery web spider.
Best wishes
Sue

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19 July, 2003:
Hello,
I enjoyed your site and wanted to send this photo I took on my back deck yesterday. I live in Boise, Idaho, USA and with the help of your down under website, was able to positively identify this pretty little beast. I always thought that it would take a badass spider to take a yellow jacket, but this
is a sizable female probably 3/4" (18mm) long. They bite, but not poisonous. Very cool. I assure you this is my photo (not a copycat) and I'd be honored to have it posted on your excellent site.
Thank You!
Jerry Nesbo

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16 June, 2003:
Unidentified male jumping spider (note the boxing mitts) on the wall.

barb

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16 June, 2003:
Female Phidippus Johnsoni at home. I found this jumping spider in her little silken tent, you can see the red abdomen through the silk.

barb

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16 June, 2003:
Unidentified jumping spider. This animal is a beautiful metallic golden  color and very small, about 1/4 inch in length.
barb

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16 June, 2003:
Jumping spider Phidippus Johnsoni, one of our larger and more colorful jumpers. This one was quite friendly, having descended onto my friend's big bald head one morning when we were out photographing insects in the  garden. The markings on the abdomen show it to be a female, the males have a solid red abdomen. This one seems rather overawed by the immense can of beer!
barb

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