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Jumping spider

family Salticidae


Relatively large hairy jumping spider around 10mm in length, most of our local species are less than 5mm long according to the books. Note the little black 'ear' tufts.


sitting on a house plant by an open window


this little chap didn't jump, but possibly this was because they are normally diurnal (day active) spiders so I guess they rest at night and it was around 11pm when I photographed him. He wasn't asleep though because when I got nearer and tried to get a closer side view he surreptitiously kept edging round to keep facing the camera

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C.Sydes 8 years ago

thanks for the suggestion Atul, didn't know about your Mission and I just love jumping spiders

injica 8 years ago

Great spotting :)

Atul 8 years ago

LovelySpotting !
Consider adding it to the jumping spiders mission

C.Sydes 8 years ago

Thanks so much for the nice comments guys, very encouraging

Ietermagog 8 years ago

Lovely series!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

I think he seriously needs a leg and back waxing! :-) This is a great photo C.Sydes

JuanitaHartmann 8 years ago

They are the cutest spider, ever

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow great series !

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Kgatleng District, Botswana

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Apr 19, 2013

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