Jumping Spider – Salticidae – Sitticus pubescens (Three Photographs)

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I know not everyone is a fan of spiders and for the longest time neither was I, but taking photographs of insects I found jumping spiders quite interesting. Given the vast number of members of the jumping spider family it is hard to nail down a specific name. As a generality these spiders have excellent vision, with two of their eyes being telescopic. There are many different hunting patterns but some jumping spiders are quite stealthy. They like bright sun, which is how I am able to find them. In fact, I get more on my sleeve than I see on leaves! Like all spiders they can bite but they are not venomous or dangerous. They do seem a bit curious but when they get up on their front legs you know they are not happy. This is not one of the more colorful specimens but certainly among the most approachable. The tiny size makes them a challenge to photograph with any detail. When provoked they can move fast and hide quickly.

Jumping Spider

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14 responses

  1. Great shots! They are actually rather cute!

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    July 30, 2016 at 1:10 am

  2. I am not very fond of spiders either, but I absolutely love jumping spiders. Those eyes…….

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    July 30, 2016 at 4:54 am

  3. They look cute here where they can’t get me

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    July 30, 2016 at 7:46 am

  4. I love jumpers.

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    July 30, 2016 at 7:51 am

  5. This is definitely a cute one!

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    July 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm

  6. I have jumping spiders in my house occasionally, but here they are very dark brown/black, not as pretty as yours.

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    July 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    • There are hundreds of varieties. We get them at home too, I catch them and let them go.

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      July 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

  7. My favorite spiders (I think it is the eyes)! Great close-ups, Victor. Got any that fill the whole frame? 😉

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    July 31, 2016 at 7:08 pm

  8. Great set of photos!

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    August 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

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