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Jumping spider

Phidippus princeps

Description:

The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Though they normally move quietly and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats. This is a female.

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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2 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks, Linda! I thought s/he was very cute!

LindaKing2
LindaKing2 7 years ago

Beautiful series!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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