sipger250pxFun Fact Friday – Jumping Spider

  • Jumping Spiders mate and reproduce during the fall.
  • The male Jumping Spider will perform a courtship dance to attract mating females.
  • Before he can touch her, the female will perform an acceptance dance if she wants to mate with him.
  • Juvenile Jumping Spiders begin hunting prey shortly after hatching.
  • Jumping Spiders have four pairs of eyes with the ability to see in color.
  • The Jumping Spider is an asset to humans since their diet includes eating insects that damage crops.
  • Jumping Spiders reside in fields, fence posts, barns, dry grasslands and deserts (they can be found on cacti and shrubs).
  • Females die shortly after their young spiders leave the nest.