Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spiders

One of the eight eyed wonders of the world ,with a leap envied by Olympic athletes. Most jumping spiders are small and live up to their name. They can jump!,and without warning!! as I found out first hand. 

I squealed like a baby ,dropped my phone , and nearly wet my pants as it jumped towards me on our first meeting. 


 They don't build a web to catch food , but spend the day stalking their prey. then pouncing on it.  At night they rest under a small web hidden under dry foliage .

Apparently there are over 4000 species, which are known for their bright colours and large distinctive eyes. (all eight of them)

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