Jumping Spider
  Salticus sp.  
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
 
Physical Characteristics
     
  Cephalothorax:    
 
Distinct eye pattern with four large frontal eyes    
Abdomen:    
Normally elongated generally has distinct markings created by hairs on the abdomen    
Legs:    
Thick and stout as compared to other spiders, often hairy    
Size:    
3-15mm (1/8’’-5/8’’)
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  During the day these spiders are often found stalking prey in open sunny areas. During the evening they hole up in debris, under bark stones or leaves.
   
       
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  None, jumping spiders stalk their prey and use only a anchor line for capturing prey. They create silken shelters in wood debris and in leaves during the night when they are resting but create no true web.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  Salticidae is the largest family of spiders with more than 5000 described species.