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Dimorphic Jumper

Maevia inclemens


A male jumping spider, 5mm (top of head to end of abdomen), commonly called a Dimorphic Jumper. Males of this species have two forms: the first, as in this photo, has a black body, pale yellowish legs and three small tufts of black hair on the cephalothorax; the second form has a grayish body with red, white, and black markings. The female resembles the latter with faint V-shaped markings and a paler abdomen.


I found this guy in my garden, but they are found everywhere. Jumping Spiders are hunters and don't make a web to catch food.


Jumping Spiders have fantastic vision and are incredible at catching prey. If any spider can be called cute, it's the jumping spider :) He was chilled and then photographed and released.

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MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Great macro shot!

Apple 9 years ago

Great shot! Feel free to add it to the Midwestern Gardens mission!

SharonW446 9 years ago

textless, I think jumping spiders are cool. too :)

textless 9 years ago

Cool spider!

SharonW446 9 years ago

Thank you so much, Karen. I was just looking at your beautiful fox.

KarenL 9 years ago

Fabulous photo!

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Springfield, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2009
Submitted on Oct 19, 2011

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