Jumping Spiders


The jumping spider is a type of spider that gets its common name from its jumping ability, which it uses to catch prey. Jumping spiders belong to the Family Salticidae. There are more than 4,000 known species of jumping spiders in the world, with about 300 species found in the United States and Canada, including the zebra spider, Salticus scenicus.
The most common sign of a jumping spider infestation is seeing the spider itself. Jumping spiders will usually be found hunting around windows and doors because more insects are attracted to those areas.

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Biology & Behavior

Jumping spiders are brightly colored active spiders. Their bodies are often densely covered with colored hairs and some may appear iridescent. They have a stout body and large eyes. They are active during the day and may jump or move sideways with ease. They rarely reproduce in homes and often appear as late season invaders after frost.



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