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Jumping Spider

(Family Salticidae)

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Overview

Birds

Biology

Jumping Spiders do not build webs to capture prey. Instead, they actively hunt during the day, using their excellent vision to stalk and leap on their prey. Females lay eggs in silken sacs, which they protect in secluded locations.

Food

Jumping Spiders are carnivorous and feed on insects and other small arthropods. They rely on their keen vision to locate prey and their strong jumping ability to pounce on it. They inject venom to immobilize their prey and then consume the liquefied internal tissues.

Jumping Spiders belong to the family Salticidae and are known for their excellent vision and jumping ability. These small, active hunters are commonly found in a variety of environments and are easily recognizable by their distinctive appearance and behavior.

Description

Jumping Spiders are small, typically measuring 0.1-0.5 inches in length. They have compact, stocky bodies with short legs and large, forward-facing eyes. They are often brightly colored or have intricate patterns on their bodies, making them easily identifiable.

Habitat

Jumping Spiders are found in a wide range of habitats, including forests, grasslands, gardens, and homes. They prefer sunny areas where they can actively hunt during the day. Indoors, they can be found on windowsills, walls, and ceilings.

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