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Spider Photos - Jumping Spiders 2012

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

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
Please select from the jumping spider pages below.
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10 November, 2012:
He was wrapped in the white webbing, I undid the webbing, he crawled out after spending week in fridge. What type is he please if you can tell? Thank you. We are in Michigan, grapes say product if USA.
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10 November, 2012:
Glen - I am attaching a picture of a spider I found this afternoon when I left my house. I've searched all over the internet and can't seem to find out what it is. Any ideas?? Very Respectfully, Kristopher

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3 November, 2012:
Hey there! My name is Caroline from LA and just found your webpage. I saw this spider on my patio the other day and was intrigued what it is exactly. Thanks a lot! Caroline

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3 November, 2012:
This picture is from bentonville, Arkansas 2011. September or October time frame.

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3 November, 2012:
This spider is sitting on gas tank valve. The red handle is approximately 1 inch wide. Joseph,
Senior Scientist Prosolia

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3 November, 2012:
Hello; Don't know if any of this information will help identify my spider but i will provide it just in case. We have many many spiders up here around our and on and in our home but this is only the second time i have seen this spider in the 2 years we have lived here. Both times it was seen traveling, on the side of the house, on very warm days, not in direct sunlight. I live in Hawaii, On the Island of Hawaii, Near Paauilo, at an elevation of 2500 ft. a very moist humid green environment. surrounded by tall grass fields. A few small trees over 50 yards from the home. This spider is approx. the size of a quarter. I greatly appreciate any help you can provide in identifying. Joe

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3 November, 2012:
Spider hunting, Wagoner County - Ellen

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3 November, 2012:
Picture taken in Mumbai, India.

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3 November, 2012:
my girlfriend found this on our horse trailer and i have no ideal what it is can you help me identify it i need to if venomous and i live in upstate ny (sodus) NY

 

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3 November, 2012:
Found this spider in the kitchen yesterday, and I've been using your site and a whole bunch of others to try and identify it but still have no idea what it is. The photo is actually zoomed in quite a lot (sorry for the low quality), the spider is really only about the size of a pencil eraser or smaller, but we do get massive (10cm legspan) spiders every summer that look like this. I don't think they spin webs because I usually find them stationary in the middle of a wall. The larger ones move incredibly quickly when threatened. What do you think they are?? Thank you! Rachel Sydney, Australia

 

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3 November, 2012:
Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? He is currently living in my car and I'm kind of worried because I've never seen a spider like this before...thank you!

 

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25 September, 2012:
Found on garbage can in Oceanside, Ca during the day. Eek!

 

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen 

25 September, 2012:
Hi Glen, This spider was crawling above my head today in my car. We thought it might be a tarantula because of the fuzzy legs but the body is shiny and smooth. Can you tell me what type of spider this is? We are in Corona, California. You are welcome to post this photo.

 

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Reply: No, this is a jumping spider - glen 

8 September, 2012:
Should I be scared?

 

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen 

8 September, 2012:
Iíve got a picture here of a spider I havenít been able to identify. It resembles a parsons spider, but the pattern on the abdomen is wrong. This spider was found in Waterford (Northwestern) Pennsylvania. Any ideas? Bill .

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen 

2 September, 2012:
Hi, I live in the Lansing Michigan Area. I took this photo of a spider in my basement hiding in the light fixture. Not sure what type of spider it is, but feel free to use the picture. If you Enlarge the pic you can see his face better. Thanks, Ken.

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2 September, 2012:
jumping spider eating winged insect, wagoner county, ok

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen 

2 September, 2012:
This spider was rather small. If seen a similar one about three times this size in the past. Iíve had a couple of spider bites lately in the house, I believe, but donít know if it is from this variety of spider. I was worried that this was a dangerous spider. Thank you for your help! Dave

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Reply: Thanks a lot for the photos, your photos are great!! -  glen

22 July, 2012:
Iím an entry level photographer with a passion for arthropods, Since I frequent your website for identification of spiders, I thought I would give back and send you some of my photos. Thanks for hosting such an amazing website!

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen 

22 July, 2012:
Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? I was thinking possibly a baby wolf spider because i know wolf spiders are much larger than this one. The circle it's sitting on is the size of a quarter. Found it very odd to catch it at the exact moment it was in such a strange place. I will say though that as i got my phone closer and closer to take a pictures its head and front legs began to lift kind of like it was preparing itself to lunge at me...

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Reply:  You didn't say where you live but I found this spider that is almost identical from PNG!! I thought it was a jumping spider when I saw your pic and searched for green jumping spider  see what you think  - glen 

22 July, 2012:
his lil guy was on my carport post. About the size of a penny. What kind? Very cool looking, i let him be to keep the other bug population down! Thx Russ

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22 July, 2012:
Hello, I found this bug in our guest bedroom. Itís about 10 mm long. After looking for several hours on different websites I was unable to find a match. Can you identify it for me? We live in northern California near Sacramento. Thank you Johann
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21 July, 2012:
Do you know what kind of spider this is? It was found is St Louis Missouri in the USA. Thank
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21 July, 2012:
I found this spider crawling on my arm yesterday. It was about the size of a nickel, legs included. The colors on his back really caught my eye, and I think it is a type of jumping spider, but I'm not 100% sure. I live in Northern New Jersey. Thanks in advance for your help, Heathe
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26 June, 2012:
2 different ones here I believe the first is a wolf spider but not sure about the second it was pretty small.... Any idea?

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26 June, 2012:
Glen, Thank you for maintaining such a useful site as spiderzrule.com. Iíve used it a couple of times to identify the spiders I photograph (and I post your URL when I do). Iím sending in three photos that you are more than welcome to post on your site as examples. Thanks again for the useful information. Also, here is a link to my latest jumping spider photo, which might have been too big to e-mail.

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26 June, 2012:
Marpissa muscosa
Nik

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25 June, 2012:

Hi there!
You contacted me on FaceBook re my Spider photo's being used on Spiderzrule. I'm not sure which ones you want but I have attached a couple that you 'liked' on fb. I'd be very happy to send you more. Keep up the great work! All the best
Nik Nimbus
http://arachnerds.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Jumping Spiders - Female Salticus scenicus with the fluffy Palps, Male with enlarged Jaws.

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25 June, 2012:
I live in southern Michigan, and I found this rather large (half dollar) unwanted friend in my garage. Looking for some help to find out what it is? Best regards, Jim

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Reply: Yes, this is a jumping spider - glen

19 June, 2012:
Hi, my name is Adrienne and I was sitting outside today and I noticed this little guy running around on a wooden post. I thought at first he was an ant with unique markings because he is no bigger than a common ant, but looking closer I realized he was a spider. I looked all over the internet and can't find anything like him and I am very curious about what kind he is and if he even belongs in Pennsylvania (where I live) because I have lived here my whole life and never seen anything like him before. Hope you can help. I attached two pictures of him to this email. Thanks.

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Reply: Yes, this is a jumping spider - glen

19 June, 2012:
Hello, Thank you for you wonderful website! Would you please identify a spider I found in my bedroom. Is it dangerous? I moved him outside the house. We leave on Cape Cod, MA.

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Reply: Yes, this is a jumping spider - glen

19 June, 2012:
This little guy, I found on our screened in porch. I'd assume he's a jumping spider by the 2 large eyes in the middle, and his quick movements. Sorry about the blur, I had my f/stop pretty low to make up for the lack of light. I tried to focus on his face, but it was a pretty small target... His eyes remind me of a raccoon lol ;) Thanks a bunch! -Meg

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19 June, 2012:
Jumping spider I found in Mississippi on my vacation.

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

19 June, 2012:
Hey glen...found this little guy outside my screen door. We live in southern California... what is he??

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Reply: Great pics!! This is a jumping spider - glen

4 June, 2012:
Hi there. You were really helpful to me before when you identified a spider, and I was hoping that you wouldn't mind doing it again. I almost missed this little guy/girl, but caught something out of the corner of my eye. I quickly set up my camera and took a few pictures. Here are the three that I thought were best. It caught something and was eating it as you may be able to see in one or two of the pictures. I'm pretty sure this is some kind of jumping spider based on other pictures that I've seen, but I'm not sure which kind. It was around 1 cm long/wide (including legs), maybe a tiny bit bigger. I'm in Atlantic Canada, just outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick if that helps. Thanks very much in advance! J-D.

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

4 June, 2012:
do you know what this is? i'm trying to find out where my friend took the picture.

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Reply: Could be a jumping spider - glen

31 May, 2012:
Found this spider in my house and can't seem to identify it. I'm guessing it's about a half inch long with a bright orange-yellow pattern on its back. You can see in the lower left of the pic the grout from my tile floor. I'm in San Diego California, the weather has been mostly sunny and around mid 70's F, but the last few days have brought cooler temps and light rain last night. Hope that helps! Thanks, Chad

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

31 May, 2012:
SIZE: 13mm APPROX LOCATION: BELFAST. N. IRELAND Never seen this type of spider before. Notably the dark black colour and the white band around the spiders sternum? Anything to worry about? found inside my home in the bathroom area handing down the centre of the room. Worry about it possibly being one of these false widows that are in the UK now. Gavin

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

7 May, 2012:
I have been interested in spiders and other bugs for some time now. I did have an incounter quite some time ago with one. It made me scared of them for a while, but always wanted to know more. I am a professional photographer for weddings and senior portraits, but my days off in the summer consists of me walking through my garden and photographing bugs. I carry my camera with me outdoors all the time. I have sent you some pictures of spiders. Some I know what they are and some I'm still confused of. Sorry there is so many. I have had these for 2 years and wanted to do an educated site but found myself coming to your site to identify them. So I will just send them to you and let you have the fun. I did notice there was other sites you had and maybe you can use the other bug pictures I have taken. Cecropia larva and moth I know what they are but some of the other things are a lil weird. I will connect with you on facebook. If you can let me know what they are. Or do I just go to your site? I really do not know how it all works really. But here they are. Hope are all clear enough to be identified. The Assassins Bug was unreal. would like to bring attention to that bug. They are not poisonous but can transfer diseases to humans. At least certain ones can. There bite is pretty painful. Woke my daughter up at 2am just screaming. But I can let you go now so sorry I'm long winded. Just really excited I found your site. Amazing!!!

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

7 May, 2012:
Hi Glen, I'm hoping that you can identify this spider for me. From afar it looks black but up close it's dark brown. As you can see in one of the photos, I have a lid to a babies bottle over the top of the spider, so it is quite small. I don't know if this is the actual size of the spider or if its a young one. The front legs are like pincers. We live in Gungahlin Canberra. I'm originally from North Queensland and haven't seen these spiders before either inside a house or outside. When we first moved into the house in Canberra they were everywhere inside. They can easily climb walls and plastic containers. Please help as we have 2 cats a dog and a 3 year child, so i'm concerned if they are even slightly venomous. We have multitudes of wolf and huntsman spiders inside the house as well, and quite a few adult white tailed (don't know what a baby one looks like) spiders as well that come inside the house. I normally capture the wolf and huntsmans and put them outside, but the white tails and not so lucky. Thanks for your help. :-) Trishi

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Reply: These are jumping spider - glen

15 April, 2012:
Hi, just want to say I'm a big fan of your website. I have a few spider pictures you may be interested in. I live in Cyprus, Paphos...all pics were taken here. Also there are many species here that have not been publicized. Thanks for your time, would appreciate it if my pictures were not distributed...showing them on your site would be greatly appreciated though :) Matt Smith

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

15 April, 2012:
Hi there I have only recently started even looking at spiders but they are slowly reeling my interest in. Close-ups show such funny little eyes... I recently found the 'attached' spider in a local park (in Tampa). Do you know what this is? Keep up your collection if you can, it is fun looking through those pictures. Regards, Susi

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Reply: This is a jumping spider - glen

15 April, 2012:
Hi Glen, we are hoping you can help us identify this spider. It has its web in a wooden lawn chair (that weíre not sitting on until we find out what kind of spider it is). Thanks, Sue

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16 February, 2012:
Hi there Hope you can help ID this spider as l have spent the morning looking online and cannot find him/her. Black, mean loooking and a tad aggressive by rearing up if the camera lens got close (through a plastic jar, l'm not stupid) White X on the back. Around 3 - 4 cms long, not like l'm going to lay him out on a ruler anytime soon. l am in South Gippsland, Victoria. Hope you can ID it for me. Cheers Jeanie

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Reply: This is some sort of jumping spider - glen

10 February, 2012:
Can you tell me what you think this spider is? We're in southeastern PA, this is an indoor picture. Thanks

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