October 27, 2018, 3:40 am
submitted by Bill Greer
Ron McLeod says
October 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm
E D B D Is
Joyce Bunge says
October 27, 2018 at 6:21 pm
looks to me to be one of the jumping spiders- great hunter, and cute.
Celia Newman says
October 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm
It’s a jumping spider. Google ‘cute jumping spiders’ and you’ll find a picture match. They are really interesting spiders. They hunt for prey so they only weave a nest or hammock at night to sleep in- I would guess this protects them from predators. Reputedly they have the best eyesight of all spiders, able to see their next meal some feet away but this requires hunting in daylight so I used to see lots of them on my cabin’s deck railings. They have eight eyes, four in front, two on each side of the head. I caught one once to keep overnight and sure enough it was tucked in a hammock it made next morning. Frankly, anything that eats flies gets protected status from me with some exceptions. Besides, my mother got her degree in the study of insects and taught science so I grew up around all sorts of crawling things.
Carolyn Tipler says
October 27, 2018 at 1:48 pm
Pat Hampson says
October 27, 2018 at 11:58 am
An incredibly hairy spider. Best I can do! I would like to know species and habitat so I can avoid it!
Suzanne Eigelsreiter says
October 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm
This is a juvenile female DARING JUMPING SPIDER (Phidippus audax). The can be recognize by their black body color, orange, yellow or white markings on the abdomen and iridescent green or blue chelicerae (fangs). They are non-aggressive and hunt during the day.
October 28, 2018 at 2:14 pm
Thank you for posting the scientific name of spider and fangs and particularly for explaining they are non-aggressive. Maybe more people will take time to observe these spiders instead of dismissing them . . . or squishing them.
P. S. I would love to know what are the visible criteria you use to identify the spider’s sex and age and what resources you have available to find it’s common and scientific names?
Publisher: Werner is a genius at fixin’ my computers but if you talk to Dick Canning’s brother you would know that Oliver’s Werner is the premier photographer of small insects, mammals in the Western Hemisphere Maybe someone can point out someone better at the game.
try this Celia – did I get that right lol
Welcome to BugGuide.Net – put that in google
More importantly help Werner by getting a great guy to fix your computer.
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