Subject: WT Spider?
Location: Bronx, NY
July 13, 2014 5:22 pm
Saw this spider in Bronx, NY last June. Beautiful pattern on its back!
This gorgeous spider is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and we are going to attempt to research the species at a later time. Jumping Spiders are harmless to humans. They are hunting spiders that do not spin webs to trap prey, preferring to pounce on flies and other prey, often from a great distance. The large eyes have excellent vision, and the accuracy of their hunting skills are quite wondrous.
Amazing! Thanks so much!
FYI, I’ve got a bunch of other insect closeup photos that I’d love to send for ID as I become more interested in the world of insect photography. I know you guys are busy, so I hope you don’t mind. I frequently post these pictures with IDs on a photo enthusiast website, so please know that your help to me is also benefitting other photo enthusiasts in their knowledge of insects.
We would love additional high quality images, but please submit only one per day. You can submit images and identification requests by using the Ask What’s That Bug? link on our site.