Jumping Spider

September 6, 2015

An agile hunter prowls the GNG – the jumping spider.  With their exceptional vision and pinpoint jumping ability, this family of spiders is extremely successful, being represented by almost 5000 species!  They will both lay in wait and stalk prey with the capability to take on victims far larger in size than themselves.  Even bees and wasps with their ability to sting need to be wary of these exceptional hunters.

Jumping Spider - Phidippus californicus
Jumping Spider – Phidippus californicus
Jumping Spider - Phidippus californicus with captured European Honey Bee
Jumping Spider – Phidippus californicus with captured European Honey Bee

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