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  • Woodland Jumping Spider - (Thiodina sylvana)

    Woodland Jumping Spider - (Thiodina sylvana)

    The tiny, hairy Woodland Jumping Spider can impress with its long jumps. It can move inches away in just the blink of an eye.

    Staff Writer (8/15/2017): Jumping spiders are known for their fantastic ability to leap across large air spaces. The Woodland Jumping Spider is an agile predator thanks to such traits. It attacks prey by pouncing on it, saving it spider silk for little shelters to rest in when not hunting. They also have a reputation for incredible vision. This type of spider can be as interested in observing you as you are in observing it.

    Jumping spiders can be found on the leaves and branches of garden plants and bushes, hunting for prey. They can also be found at home under stones, leaf litter or tree bark. Occasionally they find their way inside homes, but can be coaxed back outdoors with a piece of paper and a little patience. Given their diet, some people don't mind their indoor presence. They consume a good number of house insects without the need to use chemical pesticides.

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    Woodland Jumping Spider

    Category: Spider
    Common name: Woodland Jumping Spider
    Scientific Name: Thiodina sylvana

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Arachnida
         Order: Araneae
          Family: Salticidae
           Genus: Thiodina
            Species: sylvana

    Size (Adult, Length): 3mm to 15mm (0.12in to 0.59in)

    Identifying Colors: black; brown; ivory; red; orange

    Additional Descriptors: jumps; stripes; biting; venomous

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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