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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

Jumping Spider
Paraphidippus fartilis Global Species Database of Salticidae

37 Comments (1–25)

bayucca a year ago

Con mucho gusto. ¡Pura Vida!

LarryGraziano a year ago

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

bayucca a year 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 3 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 3 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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