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Subject: Yellow Salticidae
Location: Manglayang Mountain, West Java, Indonesia
March 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Hello again Daniel,
I wanted to ask what kind of fat salticidae this is.
This funny fellow eat a grasshopper on a banana leaf, after that she move to a higher ground making out a bed out of her web then she fell a sleep.
Signature: Mohamad Idham Iskandar

Jumping Spider eats Grasshopper

Jumping Spider eats Grasshopper

Hi Mohamad,
We are not certain if we will be able to identify this lovely Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae to the species level, but we think your photographs are amazing.  We are posting them and perhaps we will have some time in the future to research additional information.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Thanks Daniel,
I’m also still trying to browse for more info of this salticidae, but still couldn’t find any suitable lead.

Update:  May 10, 2013
Thanks to a comment that this is Hyllus giganteus, we are able to link to matching photos at Reptile Forums and this video on UIOVN.

 

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Subject: Salticidae
Location: Juiz de Fora / MG / Brazil
February 28, 2013 1:38 pm
Hello, I found this spider has already two weeks into my farm, I have a hobby of macrophotography and always put the photos on this site: www.500px.com/macrovida.
Thank you!
Signature: Raphaela Campos

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Hi Raphaela,
Thank you so much for sending your excellent images of a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  You might also want to consider posting them to the Insetologia site devoted to Brazilian “bugs” and perhaps you will stand a better chance of getting a species identification.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

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Subject: Spider
Location: Bristol, CT
January 31, 2013 9:08 pm
I have a lot of these spiders showing up in my house, more since the cold weather has set in. They move really fast and seem to jump while on flat surfaces.
I live in CT in a wooded yard, I dont see them outside too much. I think they nest in my hatchway area.
I’m curious to know if they are harmful to my cat. He has eaten quite a few and doesn’t show any signs of illness.
Signature: K. Hart

Jumping Spider

Dear K. Hart,
It is impossible to determine the exact species of your spider, but we are certain it is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae and we suspect it is in the genus
Phidippus, possibly in the Phidippus audax group which you can find on BugGuide.  Jumping Spiders are harmless and they pose no threat to you, your family, your pets or your home.  They will prey upon other unwanted visitors in the home.  It is quite curious that you have significant numbers indoors.  We haven’t heard any previous mention of Jumping Spiders seeking the shelter of homes to pass the winter months.  Jumping Spiders are hunting spiders with excellent eyesight.  They do not spin a web to trap prey.  They stalk prey, including flies and other insects, and pounce on them from a considerable distance.

Thanks for the reply. I’m glad to know there is no threat to us or the fur kids.

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Subject: Spider
Location: Ulu Belum, Perak, Malaysia.
January 3, 2013 8:16 am
Hi,
Found this spider at Ulu Belum, Perak, Malaysia.
Can you identify it
Signature: Asyraf

Jumping Spider

Hi Asyraf,
We can tell by the eye arrangement that this is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  See BugGuide and scroll down to the family for a diagram and examples of Jumping Spider eye arrangement.  Your spider resembles this unidentified Jumping Spider on FlickR and this Jumping Spider on Fred Miranda’s website.

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Subject: spider
Location: LaMarque, Tx
November 15, 2012 9:16 pm
What kind of spider is this?
Signature: Thanks in advance, Texas Finest

Jumping Spider

Dear Texas Finest,
We browsed quickly through the Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae that are represented on BugGuide, and we could not find the species identity of this Jumping Spider.

Update:  December 6, 2012
We recently received a comment that this resembles a male
Hentzia grenada which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, Hentzia grenada is found in “peninsular Florida” and no mention is made of Texas.

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Subject: What kind of spider is this?
Location: Arches National Park, Utah
November 6, 2012 4:29 am
To whom it may concern;
I am very curious as to what kind of spider we had on our tent while we were camping at Arches National Park in Utah.
Signature: Cindy

Jumping Spider

Hi Cindy,
This is a Jumping Spider in the genus
Phidippus, and we believe we have come up with a pretty good visual match to Phidippus carneus based on this photo posted to BugGuide.  Jumping Spiders are harmless spiders with excellent eyesight.  They stalk and pounce upon their prey rather than building a web to snare their prey.

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