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Jumping Spider

Paraphidippus fartilis


this was one of the largest jumping spiders I have seen to date. It measures nearly 1/2" long


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 5 weeks into the rainy season.

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 11 months ago
Jumping Spider
Paraphidippus fartilis Global Species Database of Salticidae

37 Comments (1–25)

bayucca 11 months ago

Con mucho gusto. ¡Pura Vida!

LarryGraziano 11 months ago

Thank you so much bayucca…once again. Pura Vida!

bayucca 11 months ago

Salticidae, Dendryphantinae, Paraphidippus sp. and should be Paraphidippus fartilis or as a synonym Paraphidippus marmoratus, female.
There is only very few info about this one.
This is from the same genus and might also be Paraphidippus fartilis:
Another similar one from Mexico:

LarryGraziano 2 years ago

This one is incredible. I have only seen one other since this shot. Thanks Hunter. I sent you a mail through another site.

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 2 years ago

Wow! Incredible, I've never seen one like this.

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

thanks chun

ChunXingWong 3 years ago

It seems that this species can be found in Mexico too.

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

@ Dixie, It is funny that you put that he is cute. I put this on my Facebook as "Fuzzy Jumping Spider" and all my friend's who I thought would be afraid of spiders really enjoyed this spotting. The "fuzzy" made it endearing. Truly, this spider is quite lovely.
Mayra, thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed this spotting!

MayraSpringmann 3 years ago

Wow!!! Incredible!!!!

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

@asergio thanks so much, I have been really doing my best to refine my macro skills and I really am aspiring to reach your level of expertise. @Gerardo..Thank you so much! @Emma thank you also! I appreciate all of you and I am tickled to be a part of such a worthwhile endeavor!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 3 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 3 years ago

Congratulations great series.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Congratulations, Ig. It is a great photo of a tiny spider... :-)

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Thanks so much Jolly! What luck!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 3 years ago

Congratulations! This little beauty made it to SOTD!

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Gracias harsuame!

harsuame 3 years ago


LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Hahahaha chebeague! Great analogy! I had to shoot this with a 600mm lense and 2x telextender because it was the size of a polar bear! just kidding!

chebeague2 3 years ago

that is so cool! it looks like a polar bear! (only with 8 eyes)

LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Thanks Aislinn! I can't believe this is spotting of the day!

AislinnSemethy 3 years ago


LarryGraziano 3 years ago

Thanks for all your lovely comments. i am glad you all enjoyed this spotting as much as I did!!!

Lizzy 3 years ago

That's one very cute spider! Fabulous spotting!

Jeannette 3 years ago

Congratulations lovely spider :)

VivBraznell 3 years ago

Congratulations IgCostaNut on the SOTD .... from a Jumping Spider fan ö

Costa Rica

Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83

Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 27, 2012

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