Tiny Jumping Spider

2021 October 3

On September 1, 2021, I had just finished breakfast and was getting ready to clear away my dishes when I noticed this extremely tiny jumping spider on the edge of my cereal bowl. He was just about the size of the head of a pin.


I don’t have a lot to say about him, other than that he was very tiny and cute.





As little more than a baby, I can’t really ID him other than as “a jumping spider”, but since it is apparently traditional to post pictures of spiders in the month of October (“Arachtober”), here he is.

4 Responses
  1. October 7, 2021

    Are the eyes in the back simple shadow / motion detectors or can they do more than that?

  2. October 7, 2021

    The eyes in the back are still bigger than the ones I see on a lot of other spiders, so I think they probably have some imaging capability. Nowhere near as good as the two big binocular eyes in front, obviously, but plenty good enough for peripheral vision.

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