Spider v. Japanese Beetle
Hi Mr. Bugman,
I love your site and have learned much from it. Thank you for all your hard work. The fuzzy legged spider in the attached photo was sizing up a Japanese Beetle on my rose bush located in Sinking Spring, PA. They both were about the same size so maybe the encounter ended in a standoff. I’ve scrolled through your site but didn’t find anything that looked like this spider. Can you help in its identification? Thanks for your help.
Bob & Elena

Hi Bob and Elena,
We talked to Mom today who lives in Ohio. She said the Japanese Beetles had appeared. I said that we have never gotten a photo of one and lo and behold your image arrived. Your spider is a Jumping Spider from the Family Salticidae. They do not build webs, but prefer to stalk prey diurnally using their keen eyesight.

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