What does a jumping spider look like?

Pest Management In and Around Structures March 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Jumping Spiders, family Salticidae, are a group of hunting spiders that can leap 10 to 40 times their body length. Jumping spiders are usually less than 2 cm (less than 0.8 in) in length with females generally larger than males. They are among the most ornate of spiders; many species are brightly colored and strikingly patterned, with stout bodies, short legs, and a very large pair of eyes on the front of the face. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes, with the large principal eyes giving it sharper vision than any other animal of similar size.


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