Jumping Spider

What’s this bug?
Location: El Cajon, Ca 92021
March 18, 2011 6:13 pm
Weirdest bug we’ve seen in our backyard.
Do you know what it is?
Blue eyed spider? (I totally made that up)
Your lucky reader.
Signature: Dana Law

Jumping Spider

Hi Dana,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  What you have mistaken for blue eyes are actually the chelicerae or mouth parts.

2 thoughts on “Jumping Spider”

  1. Considering your location, I suggest that this may be a male Phiddipus jonsoni. I live in southern California and I own a female that was caught locally, so I’ve looked up a lot about her species.


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