Blue Jumping Spider

Subject:  Blue jumping spider?
Geographic location of the bug:  Topeka KS
Date: 11/18/2019
Time: 05:55 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw a previous question about a blue jumping spider during my search. This little guy was at the storage units my mom works at. No altering to the photo at all. Not a hoax. I couldnt find much online about blue spiders. Coolest little spider I’ve seen. I think it’s a jumping spider?
How you want your letter signed:  Brandy

Jumping Spider

Dear Brandy,
This is definitely a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, and it does appear to be quite bluish, but we cannot provide you with a species name.

1 thought on “Blue Jumping Spider”

  1. This blue jumper looks a lot like the ones we get in the Carolinas. I think it’s a type of Bold Jumper like this one by Jim Petranka photographed for the Maryland Biodiversity Project. (Not my photo!) Photos of them seem rare for some reason as I’ve found precious few online to show my students in Japan. 🙁 If anyone has more photos of the cute, blue jumpers, please share! Especially photos showing their blue faces. <3


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