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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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Subject: Please help identify this bug
Location: Northern Virginia
April 1, 2017 7:57 am
Hello,
We found this in our bed and although I think it is a spider, I just want to make sure it’s nothing that we should be concerned about. Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.
Signature: Brenna

Jumping Spider

Dear Brenna,
This is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Jumping Spiders do not build webs to snare prey.  They use their excellent vision to stalk prey, often pouncing from a great distance.  You have nothing to fear.

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Subject: Strange Bug
Location: Burlingame, CA, USA
March 25, 2017 10:18 am
Hello WTB!
I live in Burlingame, CA (near San Francisco) and I was trying to identify this bug on your web site but I haven’t been able to find it. At first I thought it was a spider. However, it has only six legs. The front two appendages don’t seem to be legs, but seemed to be antennae or maybe some sort of stinger. This bug was very aware of me, and as I got close to it, it would point its front antennae at me menacingly, which is why I thought they might be a stinger. Any clue as to what this might be? Thanks!
Signature: JM

Jumping Spider

Dear JM,
This is in fact a Spider and what you have mistaken for antennae are the first pair of legs on this Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Jumping Spiders do not build webs to snare prey.  Rather they pounce on prey, often from a considerable distance, and they are such adept hunters because of their excellent eyesight.  We will attempt a species identification for you.

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