Jumping Spider from Borneo

Spider look like a scorpion?
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM
Hello, we currently live in Brunei which is part of Borneo. We have seen this bug many times all around our house. It looks like a scorpion but we think it is a spider. We have two small children so we would like to know what this bug is and if it bites! It is black and about 1cm in length. We really appriciate your help in identifying this creature so we can learn more about it!
Borneo, South East Asia

Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider

Hi J,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Jumping Spiders are hunting spiders that do not build webs and they are harmless.

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