Jumping Spider

Category: Spiders

Scientific Name: Salticidae



Color: Black, brown, tan, or gray with light markings

Size: 4-18 mm long

Region: Found throughout the United States

Lifespan: about 1 year

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Important Considerations:

  • Jumping spiders are often confused with black widows because of their compact bodies and dark coloring.
  • Although not common, jumping spider will occasionally bite. Their bites cause redness, itching, and swelling.
  • These spiders are most active in the daytime because they have terrible night vision. During the day, the are often seen in sunny areas.


Where to Find Them on Your Property?

It is rare to find jumping spiders in your home because they prefer living outdoors. In your yard, they are seen on bushes, trees, decks, under stones, and on the outside of buildings. If you do have jumping spiders in your home, they retreat to areas around door and window frames, inside drapery, or on bookshelves.