Jumping Spiders

Family Salticidae

With 95 known species recorded in Florida, Jumping spiders belong to the family that has the most species found in the state.  Wow, how can I possibly take photos of all of them?  I guess 95 species isn't too bad since there's over 5000 species known worldwide.

Guess what these spiders do best...that's right, they jump!  They can jump three maybe four times their body length and land exactly where they intended.  How many of you can do that?

Jumping Spiders Photo Gallery

Canopy Jumper (Phidippus otiosus)2

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