Jumping Spider in Argentina

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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