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Sitting pretty in silk Jumping spider in her silken sanctuary. Looks like a little magical cloud!  They always look so nervous and timid with their big, innocent eyes - of course, in reality quite the opposite when it comes to hunting. <br />
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Genus Thiodina.<br />
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Female, 5 mm body length Araneae,Fall,Geotagged,Jumping Spider,Macro,Salticidae,Thiodina,United States,arachnid,arthropod,invertebrate,pennsylvania,silk Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Sitting pretty in silk

Jumping spider in her silken sanctuary. Looks like a little magical cloud! They always look so nervous and timid with their big, innocent eyes - of course, in reality quite the opposite when it comes to hunting.

Genus Thiodina.

Female, 5 mm body length

    comments (6)

  1. Ahhh! It is so adorable! <3 Posted 5 months ago
  2. Love this! Great shot, Ruth! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Who can resist the little saltis, just love them! Posted 5 months ago
  4. Fantastic image. Tells a whole rich tale. Thank you! Posted 5 months ago
  5. Fabulous photo Posted 5 months ago
  6. From today's Facebook post:

    Jumping spiders (Family Salticidae) are like puppies in that they are admired for their inherent cuteness! Just one glance at this adorable, little jumper is sure to sends many hearts aflutter. Jumping spiders are unique because they make silk, but most don’t construct webs to trap prey. Rather, jumpers prefer to spot prey from far off and then jump onto it. They can leap 50 times their body length in a single bound! They have awesome vision, including good color vision! And, since they aren’t hindered by a web, they spend much of their time wandering and perching in opportune locations, watching and waiting for prey to come ambling along.

    Female jumping spiders do have a special use for spider silk, however. When ready to lay eggs, a female will build a snug, silk nest to accommodate her 125+ eggs! After laying her eggs, she walls herself into the nest to guard them. She remains their steadfast protector even after they hatch because the spiderlings don’t leave the nest for about a month after hatching. But, once her spiderlings go out on their own, her mission in life is complete, and she dies shortly afterwards. {Spotted in Pennsylvania, USA by JungleDragon user, Ruth Spigelman} #JungleDragon #Salticidae #Jumpingspider

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted 5 months ago

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Uploaded Jan 23, 2020. Captured Oct 12, 2014 14:08 in PA-43, Coal Center, PA 15423, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm