Bug of the Week: Jumping Spider

After all the flies for the last few weeks, I thought it was time for a spider.

I found this little jumping spider, Family Salticidae.

I was hoping it would turn and look at me, because jumping spiders have such large eyes in comparison to the rest of their bodies; they are really dramatic. I don't usually try to pose my subjects, so I guess the silvery abdomen will have to do.

The feathery front legs were interesting, too.

I don't know my spiders as well as insects, so if someone knows what kind of jumping spider it is, I'd love to hear from you.

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