Subject: It looks like Lucas the Singing Spider
Geographic location of the bug: Livingston Parish, Louisiana
Time: 05:32 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: My daughter and I found this cute little guy on our siding. All of him could fit on a dime without falling off. Any clue what species he is? I THINK jes a jumper but I’m not sure. His fur is what caught my eye. He literally turned and watched us both to see us from different angles. He was just as curious about us as we were of him.
How you want your letter signed: Jackie and Sophie
Dear Jackie and Sophie,
This is indeed a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and as you observed, they have excellent eyesight. Because of the green chelicerae, we believe this is a Bold Jumper, Phidippus audax.