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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders 2010

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 a video from National Geographic of a jumping spider catching a bee. Click here. 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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7 December, 2010:
Hi glen. I found this spider at work. I live in phoenix az. I have been researching and can't find anything that looks like it. It was really cool looking. We swept it outside because I didn't want to kill it. Thanks! I really want to know what it is, I've never seen anything like it out here and I was born here! Thanks again!

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1 December, 2010:
Hi, We took this picture of a spider in Dallas, TX. We were wondering if you knew what species he was? He was about the size of a silver dollar. Thanks! Tracey

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13 November, 2010:
I was actually set up trying to get shots of a Gulf Fritillary laying eggs... but then I saw this... I got shots of it just before it caught its prey... a honey bee... but they were a little rushed and not as nice as these... I will post them on my web site, and you can look from there if you like... I assumed it was some kind of jumping spider, but I was not aware of them making webs... this one apparently had some kind of web, that may have had eggs in it. The little yellowish white dots are either eggs or pollen, I am not sure.... however as I was editing my shots... I noticed that there were little nat like flies that were all over the bee... wondering what and why... parasites or opportunists? They were very tiny... the size of the bees eye... Below is a close up of one of the nats that were on the bee... the top view makes it look thin, but they kinda go pot bellies... (fat abdomens) ... I could send anothe shot of the side if you like...

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12 November, 2010:
this was found in Southern California, about 1/2 inch long... Thanks!

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Reply: It's not dangerous it's just a jumping spider - glen

12 November, 2010:
Hi...our friend took this during the summer on his property. He's convinced it's a dangerous spider because of the white markings on the backside. I couldn't think of what it could be. It's black and hairy and as you can see more than a little hungry. Krista

Click for a larger view.

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6 November, 2010:
I found a picture on your blog that looked similar, but the spider I found has orange everywhere on the body. I live in Utah and have not been able to find any other pictures besides the one you posted showing what this might be. I've never seen one before nor has anyone around here. I have it in a jar right now and can take a better photo if you need it. This was taken with a cell phone. Thanks, Jen

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3 November, 2010:
Please identify this spider...found it in my bag of green grapes...didn't know it was there when I grabbed for some grapes to rinse off, and tore off a couple of its legs. Yolanda

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31 October, 2010:
Hi, For the last 4 days I have been watching this spider that's in between the screen and the window. I can't figure out what kind of spider it is. It certainly is aggressive, as it tried attacking a little frog that landed in the spiders space. This spider freaks me out but is also intriguing. I think after viewing the photos you will see what I mean. On the spiders back it has a perfect heart marking. Truly Amazing. If you could educate me on this creature I would greatly appreciate it.. By the way I live in the panhandle of FL. Sincerely, Sarah  P.S. the last pic. is the underside of the spider.

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20 October, 2010:
Hi, We live in Southern California and found this spider in our kitchen. It is about 2cm. Are you able to identify it for us. Many thanks. Laura

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20 October, 2010:
I met this hairy little guy this morning just outside my front door. Apparently the corridor outside my basement apartment is sort of a mecca for the 8 legged kind. He is at least the 5th different type of spider that I have photographed in the last few months. Its kind of cool... :) Enjoy the pics. Donna ps.. I have no idea what sort of spider this is.

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14 October, 2010:
I found this spider crawling across my kitchen ceiling today, & have never seen this species in my life. I've been researching, and cannot find a match. I was wondering if you could help me. Thank you!

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12 October, 2010:
This is a jumping spider I found waiting on the seat of my son's bicycle trailer just before going for a ride. It's a little smaller than a US quarter. There's a picture of a spider in the unidentified spider section from March 17th labeled as a possible parson but with crab like legs, I think it's actually a jumping spider similar to this one. All pictures taken in Southern NJ by me and free for anyone to use. -Laura Lee

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Reply: This is a jumping spider  - glen

10 October, 2010:
THis doesn't look like the picture of the Argiopes from your website. Is that what this is? I took this picture on the ceiling of my modular unit at school. It was near halloween and the spooky face on his back end was perfect. [] Amanda

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Reply: This is a jumping spider  - glen

5 October, 2010:
A friend found this spider on his car this morning in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Thanks! Jill

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Reply: This is a jumping spider and not dangerous  - glen
4 October, 2010:
Hi Glen.. I found this spider outside our home in Florida...please tell me it's not dangerous! It scared me half to death! Can you tell me what kind it is? Thanks, Allison

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Reply: Some more great photos of a jumping spider from Nikolaus

2 October, 2010:
greets, u also can use the pics on the webpage, greetings from austria,
Nikolaus

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Quit playing games with my eyes!!
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Reply: This is a jumping spider  - glen

24 September, 2010:
Pic attached

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Reply: This is a jumping spider  - glen

13 September, 2010:
I was hoping you might be able to help me ID this spider for a friend. I know it is a common USA one, but I can't seem to find a match. Thanks! Dave

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Reply: This is a jumping spider too- glen

27August, 2010:
Hi Glen I don’t know if this is the correct address to use, I hope so! This spider was recently spotted in a garden in Los Angeles, California. Can you maybe identify it for us? I’ve been searching the internet but to no avail. Many thanks!! Best regards Suné

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Reply: This is some sort of jumping spider - glen

27August, 2010:
Hi- I live in Dallas, TX, USA, and found this little guy on my porch. I'm curious what type he is. I'm assuming he is an arachnid, but I'm not even positive of that : ) Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Joel

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Reply: I think it is some sort of jumping spider - glen

21August, 2010:
Hi Glen, Thanks for the response. I have a better picture now. The first ones were taken while they were facing off, so this looks better for natural position. Not sure if this will help any. They did walk sideways, though, now that you mention the crab. I just can’t find anything that looks like them. Thanks again! Jason

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Reply: I think it is some sort of jumping spider - glen

21August, 2010:
Would you be able to tell me what this spider is, and if it is poisonous? I live in Northern NJ and it was in my bedroom! UGGGGH! I’ve never seen anything like this before. Thanks, Theresa

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Reply: I think it is some sort of jumping spider too - glen

14 August, 2010:
do you know what kind of spider this is?

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Reply: I think it is some sort of jumping spider - glen

14 August, 2010:
I live in South Texas. I found this spider directly over my head while I was laying in my bed.Instead of smashing it, I took pictures of it and then preserved it. When I got near it, it would pick up its hind legs, like if it wanted to jump. You can notice it has huge fangs, some spots on its legs, and has kind of a red-orange color to it. If it means anything, I traveled to the tropics in costa rica about a month ago. I dont know if maybe it hid in my luggage or something.

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2 August, 2010:
Hi! My three year old spotted this fellow right above my bedroom door. He kept pointing and saying look their is George! We looked online for a while and couldn't find George. Do you think you could help us identify him? thanks Sarah

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8 July, 2010:
Hi Glen Well still have two left.... Here's a few pics for you....they've not grown a whole lot just started to get a bit more colour..... All the best Michael

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7 July, 2010:
Hi Found this egg sack in some bananas I bought the other day from the Lancaster ( UK ) Sainsbury's….(supermarket) Put it in a little container and we now have 5 of these little things running around…… We have no idea what they are but they are only just about 2mm long at the moment….. Any help or info would be much appreciated…..pics aren't great due to the plastic box that they are in…. Thanks Mike

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24 June, 2010:
Hi I found your website, it's great! I love all the sections, especially the Great Spider Photos. The site seems to be active so I'm hoping you can help me identify this spider. I live in San Diego, California -- this spider was in the front yard crawling on a wooden railing. He was very small, maybe smaller than a pinky nail. When you zoom in you can see his "face" with the beady eyes.. He looks like something out of Sesame Street. He acted like a wolf spider, seemed to be more of a jumper than a web-spinner. Thanks :) --Destinee

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23 May, 2010:
Hi there, I came across your site when I was trying to ID this spider I found in the garden at my work in Morgan Hill, CA.. Was hoping you might be able to identify it?? Thanks and feel free to use the pics on your site! -Colin

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21 May, 2010:
Good evening Glen. A jumping spider has built a little web/nest? in a planting box right outside my door. It always hangs out right above the little nest. I thought these fotos were pretty amazing, it is such a cool looking spider. Do you suppose it's a female guarding her eggs? I named it...fuzzy lobster, du to it's large looking front legs. In the last foto it has a fly. It's been living here for a few months now. Please feel free to share these fotos. Thank you*~*Amanda

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Reply: I think it is some sort of jumping spider - glen

21 May, 2010:
This spider would not leave me alone at work the other day. Can u tell me what it is? Thx Tiffany

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Thanks for the reply Glen. I found a guy (Thomas Shahan) online through flickr that takes awesome spider pics and he has photos of what he calls a young Phidippus putnami that looks similar. Could it be maybe a mature Phidippus putnami? Thanks again, Michelle

11 May, 2010:
Hi Glen, I'm glad to find your very informative website about spiders. I have a question about this spider I saw (picture attached). After reading your site I think it may be a Daring Jumping Spider because it's chelicerae are vivid green, but you described them on your site as being black or brown, and this beauty is far from it. Is it just a Jumping Spider or a Daring Jumping Spider? I'd like to know as much as possible about this spider. BTW, you may post the photo if you like. Thanks for your time! Michelle

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Reply: This identifiable by its eyes - it is a jumping spider -  glen

11 May, 2010:
Hi! This had very long front legs, but it was jumping around everywhere. Any suggestions, what kind it is? I found him during my weekend in Miami. Thanks. peace, Charles, A Spider Fan

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Reply: This is a jumping spider -  glen
24 April, 2010:
Any idea what kind of spider this is? I live in southeast Pennsylvania and found this outside crawling on a patio chair. It was probably about the size of a thumb nail.

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5 April, 2010:
I found this jumping spider on my front porch in southern NJ. All pictures taken by me and free for anyone to use. -Laura Lee

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20 March, 2010:
Hi, Can you identify this spider? I am in Northern NY, and this spider was on the side of my house. Thanks Mary

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Reply: Sorry but I can't see enough detail in your lovely pic to be able to be more specific! - glen

23 February, 2010:
These are very common jumping spiders in South Florida… I took this photo in my special spider studio on top of a light box. My camera lens and white, light modifier are reflecting in its eyes. The jumper was only about 6mm in size. I would just like to know its common and scientific name. Jerri P.S. thanks for identifying the Green Magnolia Jumper for me a few weeks ago.

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Reply: Yes it is - glen

6 February, 2010:
GLEN--IS THIS A JUMPING SPIDER? IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S EATING FLY TREAT. MC

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6 February, 2010:
HI GLEN! I BELIEVE THESE GUYS ARE JUMPING SPIDERS.ENJOY----MC!
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Reply: This is a green  jumping spider - glen
26 January, 2010:
I live in Miami, FL and I have photographed wolf and jumping spiders in the past… my neighbor brought this spiderling to me yesterday… picture #031a is very grainy but you can see the eye pattern… although the body and head look salticidae the eye pattern is not… also the spider did not once try to jump… I have never seen a spider with what appears to be a cap on its head… the two large green eyes on the front of the face are the same color as the body and jaws. The remaining eyes are black. I can only see 6 eyes in total. I know these pictures are grainy but I did not have my macro lens at the time and had to crop the image quite a bit. Please identify for me. Thank you, Jerri

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Reply: This is a jumping spider and its bite is usually no worse than a bee sting, much as you described.

9 January, 2010:
Hi, I found this spider in my bedroom and it may be what bit me the night before-- i have fang marks within in a hard patch, and a reddened area about 4 inches across, on my side - its sort of 2 rings of red. Its very itchy but painful when I touch it. I would love to know what spider this is so I can feel safer! I live in Sacramento, CA. Thank you SOOOO much! Melissa

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1 January, 2010:
My husband and I were wondering if this is a Parson spider and do they prefer indoors or out? Thanks for your time. J and J

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1 January, 2010:
Hi Can you help please. We found this spider on my Mother-In-Law's hat when visiting Lake Louisa in central Florida. I have trawled through lot's of pictures and the nearest I can get is that it might be a canopy jumping spider? but as it was about 20mm long I may well be wrong. Gave her a nasty shock though, she wanted me to kill it but I couldn't bring myself to do it, as far I was concerned it was a friend! Thanks a lot Bill 

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