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Subject: a golden leaf dwelling spider from Costa Rcia
Location: Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica
January 4, 2016 9:43 am
Hi there,
Took this pick of a leaf nesting spider in costa rica and I am having a hard time identifying it. She was very aware of her surroundings and watched my every move as I set up the camera for the shot.
Signature: Michael K

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Dear Michael,
Your images are quite wonderful.  This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Jumping Spiders do not build webs to snare prey, but rather hunt, often jumping on their prey from a substantial distance away.  Because they hunt instead of passively awaiting prey to wander into a web, Jumping Spiders like other hunting spiders including Wolf Spiders, need better eyesight.  As you observed, the vision of Jumping Spiders is quite good.  Though they do not build webs to snare prey, some Jumping Spiders, like your individual, do spin shelters for protection.  We will attempt to provide you with a species identification, but our initial attempt proved fruitless.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

That is marvelous, Daniel, thank you!
M

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Subject: Macro Photo of Unknown Insect
Location: Bala Cynwyd
November 12, 2015 4:58 pm
I found this little guy on my neck in a vacant apartment.. it looked like a very strange spider. Ive never seen anything like it!
Signature: Dylan D.

Male Common Hentz Jumper

Male Common Hentz Jumper

Dear Dylan,
We have successfully identified your male Jumping Spider from the family Salticidae as a Common Hentz Jumper,
Hentzia palmarum, based on images posted to BugGuide.

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Subject: About an unidentified bug
Location: Nittambuwa, Western province, sri lanka
September 24, 2015 4:04 am
I found this bug today when it was in his silky web of a curled pomelo leaf. It is copper-gold in color.. can jump long distances. It jumped on to my camera after seeing the flash. I am interested in this bug. Please give me some information about him.
Signature: Tharindu Dilshan

Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spiders

Dear Tharindu,
This is going to take a bit more time to research than we are able to provide this morning.  We can tell you this is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and Jumping Spiders are hunting spiders that do not build webs to trap prey, though they are known to spin shelters like the one you discovered.  The really curious point for us is if you look closely at the image with the shelter, you will see a second set of eyes beneath the spider.  We believe your jumping individual is a male, and he may have been visiting a female in the shelter.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Yeah. I saw another spider. But i thought , it is its kid. So i didnt care much about it. It is lighter in color.
Thank you Mr Daniel Marlos.

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Subject: Bold Jumping Spider
Location: Apulia Station, NY
September 7, 2015 9:46 pm
Thank you for the great site! While I can’t make a donation…yet, I thought I would pass along a photo or two I took of a Bold Jumping Spider dining on a moth in our grape arbor. Your site is now my go-to site for ID of bugs and such. Great work and witty prose!
If one looks carefully one can see the fangs imbedded in the moth. Yuck and cool all at the same time.
Signature: Dave Lenweaver

Bold Jumper Eats Moth

Bold Jumper Eats Moth

Dear Dave,
Thanks for sending in your excellent images of a Bold Jumper eating a moth.

Bold Jumper eats Moth

Bold Jumper eats Moth

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Subject: Hello
Location: California Los Angeles
August 21, 2015 3:32 pm
Hi I walls like to identify the spider In these pictures
Signature: Rafayel

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Dear Rafayel,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and we would think it to be a male, yet it seems to match this image on BugGuide that is identified as a female
Phidippus adumbratus.

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Subject: Black spider with a red stain
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
August 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Hi team bugman,
Regardless of you answering me or not, you guys do a great job here!
I am far from being an expert. In fact I know very little about spiders, but we spotted this one in a friend’s t-shirt and we were very curious about which spider would that be. We live in south Brazil, Porto Alegre.
We did some research, but we weren’t able to identify a match.
See if you can helps us identify it!
Thanks,
Signature: Guilherme

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Good Evening Guilherme,
The best we can do at this moment is to inform you that this is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and it is a gorgeous species, probably male in gender.  We want to go outside right now and enjoy the crepuscular minutes and we will research this more later.

Update:  We believe your Jumping Spider is a color variation of Phiale gratiosa based on this image on Salticidae of the World.

That’ definitely a match!
Thanks again, Daniel.
Regards,
Guilherme

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