Nature Walk: Jumping Spiders

By Taylor on July 15, 2013 in Blog

July 15 Jumping Spider

Jumping spiders are the lions and cheetahs in the miniature world of insects and other spiders.  They are hunters that stalk their prey, such as this crab spider.  On large specimens it is easy to see their eyes, two pairs that are fore-facing and one pair which are anterior or along the side of their heads.  They put out a silken tether when jumping on their prey just in case they fall.  It may not appeal to everyone, but they are very entertaining to watch as they stalk and jump.

Where have you encountered jumping spiders?

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