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Subject:  Is this is a scorpion
Geographic location of the bug:  Kerala,India
Date: 11/22/2017
Time: 06:49 AM EDT
I found a scorpion like insect and it is almost 2mm it has no pincers but has hand
How you want your letter signed:  Vivek

Jumping Spider

Dear Vivek,
This is not a Scorpion.  It is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.

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Subject:  Found on a lotus flower
Geographic location of the bug:  Ratnapura, sri lanka
Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 06:04 AM EDT
Can you plz tell me what this is ?
How you want your letter signed:  Normal

Jumping Spider

Dear Normal,
This is a gorgeous Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Based on images posted to Peckhamia, it appears to be
Chrysilla volupe.  The site states:  “With only four recognizable species, having in addition similar palps and epigyne, Chrysilla may be best recognized by bright, shinning coloration. In difference, forms with white spots on darker background are classified in the genus Phintella, independently from similarities in palps palps and epigyne. Often photographed by macrophotographers, the correlation of coloration with genital characters is not certain, hence identification of living specimens without revision of type specimens is tentative. Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definitions.

Jumping Spider

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Subject:  Brazilian jumping spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 10/09/2017
Time: 07:44 PM EDT
I found this small jumping spider (15mm) at my work in Rio de Janeiro today (October 9 2017). Not the first time I found it, actually. Do you know the species?
Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Luis

Jumping Spider

Dear Luis,
This is really a beautiful Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  We found a similar looking individual on Insetologia that is identified as
Psecas species.

Jumping Spider

Hi,
Thanks a lot for the information!! What’s that bug is great.
Cheers,
L.

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Subject: Scorpion?
Location: Huntsville Alabama
August 11, 2017 3:37 pm
Looks like a tiny scorpion but don’t see a tail.
Signature: You Da Man!

Jumping Spider: Hentzia palmarum

As you can see from this BugGuide posting, this is a male Jumping Spider, Hentzia palmarum.  According to BugGuide:  “Southern and eastern US.”  Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae pose no threat to humans.

Awesome for me.  Bad for the neighborhood kids that really wanted it to be a scorpion.
Thanks for the reply.
Word up,
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Subject: Spider in Denver, CO
Location: Denver, Co
May 16, 2017 4:50 am
I found this little guy on my front porch on May 15, 2017. It was in the afternoon.
Signature: Barb in denver

Bold Jumper

Hi Barb,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  The green chelicerae and markings are a good match for the Bold Jumper,
Phidippus audax, which is pictured on BugGuide.

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Interior house. Summit NJ.
May 3, 2017 6:14 am
Have been doing Tenno action a annokd neglected home. Find bugs everywhere. Trying to “close up all the crawl spaces” but can’t seem to get to them fast enough. And have to replace windows too so who only knows where they are coming from. Have two children and concerned some may. Be harmful. Here is a pic of one. Can you identify? Thanks for your help.
Signature: Thanks, Kerrie

Jumping Spider

Dear Kerrie,
This is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.

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