These tiny spiders jump large distances (considering their size) to catch their prey. They are day-time hunters and hide out at night and in the winter.
They have been known to bite humans, but without serious effects.
Females weave funnel-shaped webs to lay eggs in under rocks or between objects. Males have an abdomen that is completely red, whereas the female will have a black line down the center of her abdomen.
Common name: Johnson Jumping Spider
Scientific Name: Phidippys johnsoni
Other Names: Red Jumping Spider
Adult Size (Length): 7mm to 13mm (0.28in to 0.51in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; red; white
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma
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