The Bug Geek

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Even arachnophobes can take spider pictures

So there.*

Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

I swear it’s looking straight at me with great deliberateness.  But it is cute.  So it can continue looking.


(*Although this type of spider is clearly on the list of those that are Not Gross and Creepy, so maybe it doesn’t count.)

8 responses to “Even arachnophobes can take spider pictures

  1. Ted C. MacRae May 10, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    The title should read, “Even arachnophobes can take bouncy-furry-cute-as-kitten-jumping spider pictures.” 🙂

  2. jason May 10, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Fantastic picture! Jumping spiders are Teh Bestest! So curious, so bold, so handsome. And quite friendly to boot.

    • TGIQ May 11, 2010 at 5:45 AM

      This one was curious…the way they cock their head to get a better peek is hilarious. This one tried some evasive maneuvers first, though, and crawled to the underside of the leaf. My finger convinced it to come back to the surface and face the one-eyed monster above 🙂

  3. RamblingWoods May 10, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    That is what they look like? It is kind of cute in a strange way.. but are all the eyes looking in the same direction…Michelle

    • TGIQ May 11, 2010 at 5:46 AM

      Yep, that’s a Jumper. They are cute, for spiders. The eyes don’t actually move at all, they’re fixed…the appearance of them all turned to look at me is a trick of the light. But it had definitely oriented its body so as to face me head-on for a better look.

  4. Amber Coakley May 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Great macro! Definitely adorable.

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