This post covers some jumping spider photographs I have taken recently (be warned I have more). I did not really want to choose specific photographs, so this post includes 4 different jumping spiders, and my favourite jumping spider picture from a while ago - little black jumper - last picture in this post.
There are quite a few spiders in the jumping spider family. I have not seen any definite literature on jumping spiders of South Africa, although the reference I have refers to 622 african species - Family salticidae. Anyone willing to provide details on available reference works. Maybe we should collect hundreds of photographs and send them to Joan (the bug lady) for identification.
Brown and white jumping spider.
White, black and dark orange jumping spider. Really a tiny spider. The ground / sand grains that you may see in the photographs is normal sand "macro'ed".
Another tiny jumper with a meal.
A favourite photograph of mine with the same tiny jumper (who had the beetle meal) as the subject.
Tiny gold and black jumper (vicious orange fangs).
Black jumping spider. Repost.
I have a few more jumping spider photographs hiding away on the hardrive, and have found a wonderful spot to get more photographs with an extremely diverse variety. Just need some time.
Remember click to enlarge photographs.
Red sky sunset in the Karoo
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