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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 9 years ago
Jumping Spider
Paraphidippus fartilis Global Species Database of Salticidae

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36 Comments (1–25)

bayucca 9 years ago

Con mucho gusto. ¡Pura Vida!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

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

bayucca 9 years 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 11 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 11 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

thanks chun

ChunXingWong 11 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 11 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 11 years ago

Wow!!! Incredible!!!!

LarryGraziano 11 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 11 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Congratulations great series.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Thanks so much Jolly! What luck!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Congratulations! This little beauty made it to SOTD!

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

Gracias harsuame!

rutasandinas 11 years ago


LarryGraziano 11 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 11 years ago

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

LarryGraziano 11 years ago

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

AislinnSemethy 11 years ago


LarryGraziano 11 years ago

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

Annelies 11 years ago

That's one very cute spider! Fabulous spotting!

Jeannette 11 years ago

Congratulations lovely spider :)

VivBraznell 11 years ago

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

Spotted by

Los Pargos, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

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