Latin name: Araneae and Family Salticidae.
Average lifespan: average for between 2 and 3 years.
Size: average length of around 20mm.
The name jumping spider actually represents almost any group of hunting spiders that can jump or leap anywhere from 10 to 50 times their own body length. There are over 5000 jumping spider species. You can find jumping spiders anywhere on the planet, even high up Mount Everest. The jumping spiders are active hunters; they do not create webs but hunt and jump on their prey.
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What does a Jumping spider look like?
Jumping spiders have hundreds of tiny hairs on their legs, which then split into hundreds more tiny hairs. Talk about hairy spiders! Each of those tiny hairs is tipped off with an "end foot" which allows them to crawl onto any terrain. Jumping spiders come in various colors and sizes.
Where does the Jumping spider live?
Jumping spiders can be found anywhere in the world, from tropical forests to deserts and icy mountains like Mount Everest. Mainly they are found anywhere in the tropical regions like on the ground, in the bushes, in trees, rocks and grass. Jumping spiders do not like the rain; they will hide from rain under rocks or in a small web.
What does a Jumping spider eat?
Jumping spiders are mainly carnivorous, but some species are known to eat pollen and nectar. Jumping spiders prey on various types of insects by jumping on them.
Did you know about these Jumping spider facts?
Jumping spiders are known for their curiosity, if they are approached by your hand, they will leap on it!
There are over 5,000 species of jumping spiders.
Jumping spiders are active hunter and jump on their prey to envenom them.
When moving around by jumping, the spider will leave a tether line in case it falls.
Jumping spiders can climb on glass.
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