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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders 2011

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. One of my viewers, Graeme, has sent in some great photos of Australian Jumping SPiders. Click here for a page of his photos. Here's some photos sent in by viewers.

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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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Reply: From the eyes I'd say some sort of jumping spider - glen

23 December, 2011:
Found this spider in our bathroom. We stay in durban -bluff (kwazulu natal)

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19 November, 2011:
Hi Glen. Thank you so much for a fast reply to my mail yesterday. I'm a huge fan of all sort of wildlife, and love to take pictures. I only have a Compact-camera from sony, but the pictures aren't that bad actually. Anyway, here are some pictures of some of the spiders i have found here in Coral bay (Paphos) - Cyprus). I'm almost sure that one of them is the Flower Spider (Thomisus spectabilis). but i haven't been able to identify the others yet. Tho i can tell that the one in image DSC01140.jpg was a fast runner and jumped like crazy ( 5-7cm.) when i was trying to take the photo. I realy like your site. feel free to use the pictures as you like if you find it intresting. 05.11.2011 - Cyprus -Nikolas!
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16 October, 2011:
I am so glad I found your site. It enabled me to identify the spider I found on my bedroom carpet this morning as a crab spider. I captured it and took it outside to the back yard. However, I found another spider on my way back in. I thought it was quite colorful. It had caught a cricket, but I do not know the name. Feel free to use them if you wish. Tony, Tulsa, OK

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16 October, 2011:
Attached, spider emerging from my just unpacked HP printer. I live in CT/USA. HP tech support confirmed the printer was made in China. Are they dangerous? How do I ensure there are no more inside?? Please advise immediately. Betsy

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9 October, 2011:
I discovered this poor little guy had perished during my war with stink bugs in my bedroom. At first I thought it was a baby wolf spider, but it seemed like it was hanging from a web strand and I didn’t think wolf spiders make webs. I tried to take a few good close-up pictures, but could not get closer shots since my camera didn’t want to focus on the little guy. He/she had a very neat pattern on his/her abdomen, which at least did show up well in the pictures. I would love to know what type of spider it was. Thank you in advance. Jen

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6 October, 2011:
Hello Glen, Could you please id this guy for me, I have never seen anything eat a stink bug and I am very curious as to who he is..

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28 September, 2011:
I found this spider on my car and when I tried to photograph it, he approached me instead of running away which leads me to wonder if it's a poisonous spider. I appreciate your help in identifying it. Thank you, Viana .

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28 September, 2011:
Can you tell me what this is? In central Florida in my trash can .

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3 September, 2011:
Hi Glen I was wondering if I could ask for your help once again? I have yet another spider I have never seen the likes of and could not identify it for the person who sent it to me. It is a thick legged hairy beast (as you can see in the pic), and since I dont believe we have any tarantulas here in Michigan, I am thinking a big wolf spider maybe? I have just never seen one like this. Not even in pics. Actually, for some reason it does seem familiar to me but I could not find its match in either of our sites. So I dont know where I might have seen it before. Well, I would really appreciate the help.

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4 August, 2011:
hi, was camera happy this weekend as i got a new camera.... well i wanted to test out the close ups and got some more spider photos.... some have IDs, a few i would like an ID for. went on a camping trip, so lots of spiders for me to photograph! Still in the Windsor Ontario region ok,  seventh is a jumping spider and he was the perfect model! he loved to pose and he was just so interested in my camera lol kept trying to creep closer! as always, feel free to use any you would like! Casey

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24 June, 2011:
Good Morning and Happy Fathers Day: Sitting on my porch, this guy came along. The markings on the top look like a jack-o-lantern of sorts in red. Any thoughts? I live on Long Island in New York. Mike

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4 June, 2011:
Glen, Got this picture yesterday of a tiny jumping spider. This is the first time I've photographed this particular kind with the dark body and white legs. Jerry

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

4 June, 2011:
Hi Glen, I found your site and was wondering if you could identify these spiders for me. We live in Connecticut on the shoreline. These are the best pics I got, I hope you can see them. I'm hoping the brown one is a harmless Orb Weaver. It was really fast and got away when I tried to smoosh it. The black one I have no clue. Thank you so much! Lindsay

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Reply: This is a jumping spider too -  glen

29 April, 2011:
Glen, Found at work in Southeastern Michigan, any idea what kind of spider this is? I know its a bad shot but the best I could do with my phone. Thanks for any help. Thank you. Peter

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16 May, 2011:
Hi Glen-- This little thing (maybe 1/2 inch in length) is currently hanging out on my wall. I got two close-ups of it and cannot figure out what on earth it is. It's really cool-looking but doesn't seem to match any of the spiders in your catalog. I'm hoping it won't go in "Unidentified Spiders." Can you tell what it is? (I live in Missouri, USA.) Thanks! Andrea

Thanks! I found another one, unbelievably, on the same wall hours later. It seemed like it was trying to "woo" the bigger one. I watched a video last week of a mail jumping spider dancing around to try and get a female to mate, and it looked like that's what this one was doing, at least through my telephoto lens. Eventually the first one ran away across the ceiling. I took a picture of the second one, too, and flipped it so it's upright (he was also on the ceiling). Feel free to post the two spiders to your site if you'd like. Andrea

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Reply: This is a jumping spider and they are pretty cool spiders -  glen

29 April, 2011:
I work at a boarding facility for dogs and found this guy on the back wooden fence crept in between two boards.. hope you like the pick he was eating a fly and enjoying it it seems.. what kind of spider is he? his eyes are wicked cool two pointing down like binoculars and two on the sides...there maybe be ittybitty eyes as well.. I'm from Louisiana..btw :)

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12 April, 2011:
Morning Glen! I stumbled on your site today as I was trying, for like the zillionth time, to determine what kind of spider I had (please see att’d). I shot this thing thirty years ago but could never figure out what it was. From looking at your site today, I would say it’s one of the “varieties” of jumping spider. Preparing to get a long-exposure shot of a nearby waterfall, I saw this thing move. It was sitting atop an old fence post which was right in front of me. I froze (arachniphobic) and “he” froze. After several minutes (or so it seemed) I thought, well…I’m not moving and he’s not moving, I’ll just take his picture. So I zoomed in as closely as I could with a Yashica FX-3 with normal Zeiss lense (not a great macro back then) He was only about the size of a dime in diameter, so I snapped. The noise of the shutter startled him and he JUMPED. Needless to say, I screamed blue-bloody murder and jumped also…about five feet behind where I was standing! I don’t remember moving that far backward. Hope you can use this sometime. Have a great day! Thank you! Suzie

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6 April, 2011:
Here are two pictures of Zebra spiders that were on my garage. Jerry

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6 April, 2011:
I recently posted a spider photo of mine on Facebook. A friend saw it and suggested I submit it to your site. I looked around for a submit link, but couldn't find one, so I hope that emailing you the photo is ok. Feel free to use my photo on your site if you like. I've enjoyed looking around at the photos you already have posted. The one from Maui looks just like one my husband ran into on our honeymoon there. It scared him to death! From his reaction, I expected to seem some monstrously huge spider and was laughing when I saw how small it actually was. Still a very cool looking spider, regardless of size.

Thanks Glen! Here's one more jumping spider I just remembered I have and a shot of one eating. Hope you them! Debbie

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6 April, 2011:
Hey there, I came across your web-site and thought I would ask you if you knew what kind of spider this was. It is attached as a file. Thanks, Richard

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6 April, 2011:
Glen, Here are a few more. Hope you can use them. I'm not a spider expert so I'm guessing what they are. First one - Wolf spider with babies. Second one - Jumping spider. Third one - Some kind of Jumping spider I have a few more I can send later. I love macro photography and shoot a lot of spiders but I don't know the names of most of them. Jerry

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