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Subject:  Unknown Spider Species
Geographic location of the bug:  Costa Rica
Date: 01/03/2018
Time: 12:10 PM EDT
I took this photo while on vacation in Costa Rica at the “Kids Saving The Rainforest” animal sanctuary. The guide had no idea what it was, and I have been unable to find out either.
How you want your letter signed:  Dalton Bragg

Jumping Spider

Dear Dalton,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, but we haven’t the time this morning to research the species.  We will attempt a species identification later in the day, and perhaps one of our readers will write in with a species identification.

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Subject:  what kind of jumping spider is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Mt Hamilton, Santa Clara County, CA
Date: 11/28/2017
Time: 10:33 PM EDT
Found this cutie on my car after a stop near a marshy lake in July. Pretty sure it’s a jumping spider (they have the BEST faces!), but one I’m not familiar with. What species is it? Male or female?
How you want your letter signed:  JD Moore

Jumping Spider

Dear JD Moore,
This is a really good looking Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, but unfortunately, we don’t recognize the species.  Perhaps one of our readers will write in with a comment.  We are postdating your submission to go live to our site at the end of the month when our editorial staff will be away on holiday.

Jumping Spider

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Subject:  scorpion?
Geographic location of the bug:  Argentina
Date: 12/12/2017
Time: 04:12 PM EDT
This was found over my bed. Geographic location of the bug:  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Could you tell me what this guy is? It is 5 mm long.
Many thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Marcela

Jumping Spider

Hi Marcela,
This is a harmless Jumping Spider, not a Scorpion.  Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae are hunting Spiders.  They do not spin a web for hunting prey.  They use their excellent eyesight to stalk prey before jumping toward, capturing and sucking vital fluids from Flies and other small insects.

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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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