jumping spider


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jumping spider

n
(Animals) any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances

jump′ing spi`der


n.
any of several small, hairy spiders of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey.
[1805–15]
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The variety of species among the jumping spiders appears almost infinite.
In the first research of its kind, the team from Switzerland and Germany examined the jumping spider's 'foot' to find out how the creature managed to stick to almost any surface.
Included in this hit list is that feline scourge Cat Flea, closely followed by Cockroach and a few others, including the eight- eyed jumping spider.
40 Number of times its own length a jumping spider can leap.
The Canadian also captured a jumping spider in action and a Jesus Christ lizard walking on water, among other things.
Not only is this jumping spider a new species, it's also unusual enough to justify naming a new genus.
Four jumping spider genera of the Cocalodes-group are monophyletic with genera of the Spartaeinae (Araneae: Salticidae).
reported how Dr Logunov verified the spider world's latest discovery - a species of jumping spider named in honour of children's author Eric Carle - because scientists reckoned it looked like his most famous creation The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
But new research from theChinese Academy of Sciencesuggests that a species of jumping spider called Toxeus magnus may do something different.
ANIMAL NUMBER OF TYPES LIGHTWAVES DETECTED OF CONES Bee three blue, yellow, ultraviolet Bird four blue, green, red, ultraviolet Cat three blue, green, red Dog two green, red Human three blue, green, red Jumping Spider two green, ultraviolet Snake two blue, green SOURCE: Arizona State University (ASU) Ask a Biologist.
adansoni in detail and, as expected for a jumping spider, male courtship was complex and involved multimodal features.
Sarah Bennett, from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, toldThe Independent: "A number of rare bog spiders were also discovered during the surveys, including the jumping spider Heliophanus dampfi, making it the only site in England where this has been recorded.