My Little Jumper

This morning while haphazardly snapping photos around a large plant outside our house, I saw this little jumper through my camera lens.

I have captured a little jumping spider (see post here) a couple of times before.  I didn’t even realize it until I looked at the photos on my computer.  They are that tiny.

Well, imagine my joy when I actually realized I had another one in my sights!  Oh boy, I had to be quick.  You can’t even imagine how tiny he is, I could only see a small dot outside my lens.

These aren’t as good as I would like, but given the situation, I still think they came out pretty darn cute!

And PS: he does jump! Right away, and GONE!

❤  ❤  ❤

 

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What is a jumping spider?  From Wikipedia:

Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae. As of 2019, this family contained over 600 described genera and over 6000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders at 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. Both their book lungs and tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, with the anterior median pair being particularly large.

 

 

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice Boor says:

    Wow, they’re so tiny! And kind of cute….

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    1. Very Cute! 🙂 But hard to keep in focus, at least with my lens and experience. I still love him ❤

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  2. Naomi says:

    I’ll admit it, he’s kind of cute… for a spider, anyway.

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  3. Prior... says:

    Such clear photos and a cool kind of spider! Four pair of eyes and two breathing systems ! Nice

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 You just never know what you might find out there!

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      1. Prior... says:

        I know – and it is so inspiring to see how much you enjoy spiders

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Wow, good eye – he’s adorable (for a spider of course)

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    1. Thank you! I agree 🙂 🧡🕷

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  5. Don’t you just love it when you get a surprise on the computer?? Great photos!

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    1. Thank you! And yes I do! 😊💜

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