Jumping spiders

Most jumping spiders, so called because they jump at prey, arc drab in appearance, although tropical species can be brightly colored with vivid markings. Lour of the eight eyes form a row at the front of the carapace. The middle two are much larger than the rest, often resembling old-fashioned car headlights. Mostly daytime hunters with excellent eyesight, thev stalk prey to close range and then jump to seize them. A silk safety line ensures that they do not fall when stalking on vertical surfaces.

• LIFE CYCLE Females usually lay eggs among vegetation, moss, bark, and stones, inside a large silk cell that they spin. They then guard the eggs until they hatch.

• Occurrence

Worldwide, especially in warm regions. In a variety of habitats, including woods, grassland, heaths, and gardens. On walls, on the ground, in bushes, and often seen in sunny spots.

light and dark hands on legs

euophrys SPKCIKS are usually found under stones or near the ground on low-growing plants. Some specialize in hunting ants.

abdomen with central and lateral stripes broad, pale stripe down sides of • carapace brown legs with black spines

abdomen with central and lateral stripes broad, pale stripe down sides of • carapace brown legs with black spines céphalothorax cream abdomen with nearly same size dark, symmetrical

0rder ARANKAK

Family SCYTODIIMK

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