A member of Salticidae, this spider jumps to ambush its prey instead of creating webs.
This species is known to be friendly toward gentle humand and has a reputation for exploring people. They are not inclined to bite, but may if handled roughly.
They are believed to overwinter and hibernate in large groups together until spring.
Common name: Tan Jumping Spider
Scientific Name: Platycryptus undatus
Adult Size (Length): 10mm to 13mm (0.39in to 0.51in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: tan; white; black; gray
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Nevada; North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec
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