11 March 2013

Monday macrobug: Jumping spider

Posted by Callan Bentley

While the Monday Macrobug continues its official winter hiatus, we did have a fuzzy little jumping spider make an appearance in the house the other day:

Did you see the @$#%ing ladybug hiding there in the background?

Here’s a closer look at the spider:

Jumping spiders are my favorite spiders – they seem like little mammals relative to the bulbous/spiky shapes that characterizes the spiders that I instinctually find so repulsive. And their eyes are so big and brown! You can almost imagine this guy barking playfully and curling up for a little scritch below the chelicerae. A puppy sized jumping spider would make such a cuddly pet!