Arthropod Jumping Spiders

by: Mariah Montoya

Scientific Name: Naphys Pulex

The Home

  • Females make thick silken nets under the bark of various trees and under stones
  • This type of spiders habitats are tropical rain forest, and temperate rain forest


  • They are usually less than 2 cm
  • They are brightly colored and strikingly patterned, short legs, and very large pair of eyes with stout bodies
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Feeding habits

  • They eat small insects like files or bees
  • Some Jumping Spiders include nectar and pollen in their diet

Life Cycle

Eggs are laid in silken cocoons in small crevices throughout the summer. Eggs, young, and adult all can overwinter in spun cocoons under the bark and in other tight spaces