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Baby Jumping Spider

Salticidae Sp.


About 2mm in size. A juvenile salticidae. Very hard to spot, harder to photograph. Transparent orangish body color. Stripes on the legs.


Tropical forest and garden areas.


Any help with the particular ID is appreciated! At a size of 2mm it was one of the toughest of my spottings. The vision system looked well developed compared to its size. One of the snaps revealed the difference in coloration of the anterior median eyes.

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Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thank you!!

CJulen 12 years ago

Great close-up!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

DenaDaleCrain~ Thanks for the appreciation but I'm not sure about the later part you've mentioned. I have been photographing jumping spiders for about two years now and many a times I've taken them on my fingers or encountered them accidentally. In most of the cases they try to flee away for a while and they get bored. Then they'll curiously look at me, try to figure out what I want from them and most likely they'll jump on my hand on their own. Some of the species are so co-operative that they'll just keep waiting at one spot until I finish photographing them. All this while I've never had a single bite or any hostile gesture from them. There venom might well be ugly but I must admit it was never for me. I guess I am really lucky or they really love me or may be the way I approach them never seems threatening to them.

Still, I thank you for your concern and the warning!

DenaDaleCrain 12 years ago

Great photo, and cute spider as well, but watch out! They BITE!

We have them in Kenya, and if you leave them alone, they are happy to jump out of your way. Threaten them and you'll end up with a nasty scar that takes a long time to heal--ugly venom these guys have!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Hahaha.. Thanks everyone!!

CoralAvery 12 years ago

I am probably the last spider lover on Earth, but this is an adorable spotting! :)

textless 12 years ago

Great photos!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

She looks so adorable. All she needs is a ribbon in her hair!!

Raiyan Ahmed
Raiyan Ahmed 12 years ago

Thanks everyone! S/he really was cute! I'm guessing it was a she from the look of its abdomen and the density of sensory hair on its head.

@Emma~ Sure.. :-)

misako 12 years ago

So cute!!!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

he is cute! Put the 3rd picture first!

AnnvanWijgerden 12 years ago


Raiyan Ahmed
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Raiyan Ahmed


Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 27, 2011

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