An Inside Look at the White Spotted Jumping Spider

White spotted jumping spider

The White Spotted Jumping Spider is fuzzy, walks with jerky movements, jumps long distances, and doesn’t build webs, although they do use webbing to help them safely land when jumping long distances. Identifying the species is fairly easy, the Jumping Spider has a fuzzy, usually black body with spots on the abdomen. The head is often larger than the oval abdomen and is solid black or reddish brown. There is usually spots (white, orange, or reddish) on top of the abdomen with a central spot that is the largest. The fangs are iridescent green or blue.

The jumping spider can often be found on broad-leafed plants, on tree trunks, fences, and sides of buildings.

Jumping Spiders meal of choice tends to be bugs, caterpillars, and other spiders. They have excellent eyesight making them visual predators. They have 2 larger eyes facing forward that help them jump with accuracy and six eyes position over the head that provides them with a 360-degree view.

The Jumping Spider is curious and very active. They generally do not bite unless squeezed or agitated, but if they do bite it is harmless.

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