The Assateague
Naturalist


Daring Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)
Up to about 1/2 inch

The daring jumping spider is common along the entire East Coast to the Rockies and is most often spotted on trees. Often this spider will enter a house to hunt insects.

The name, "jumping spider," comes from the male's courting behavior - he jumps when the female approaches too quickly.

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