Jumping Spider Greetings

26 Nov
A jumping spider (Salticidae) peering over a grass blade in Argentina.

A jumping spider (Salticidae) peering over a grass blade in Argentina.

I couldn’t think of any Thanksgiving related insects (poultry lice might be appropriate but I don’t have any pictures and they don’t exactly make me hungry for turkey) so instead here’s a close up of a  jumping spider from Argentina.  I figured it worked for Halloween, so why not?

This fellow’s keeping a wary eye on the camera since I had just startled him out of his refuge and chased him up and down the grass blade trying to get a shot of him.  Bugs love me.  I’ve talked about jumping spiders a couple times before so if you’re overwhelmed with a need to know more about these little guys you are in luck!    Otherwise, go eat some turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving!

4 Responses to “Jumping Spider Greetings”

  1. jason November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Salticids: They have looks and charisma. They demand to be adored, and you’ve captured that perfectly.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    • 6legs2many December 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

      I did, and same to you. 🙂

      I think jumping spiders may be my favorite arachnid. But then again, when people ask me about my favorite bug I start naming everything that pops into my head and the list gets quite long. They’re all so different I can’t choose.

  2. Ant December 4, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Jumping spiders are awesome.

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