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Common House Jumping Spider

One of the most common jumping spiders found in homes in North America is the daring jumping spider (Phidippus audax). Adults rarely grow larger than 2 cm. Some common house jumping spiders appear black with white markings along the abdomen, while others are iridescent and feature metallic green chelicerae.

Jumping spiders are particularly abundant in grassland and prairie environments, where they prey upon bollworms, cotton leaf worms, webworms, cotton flea hoppers, stinkbugs, leafhoppers and mosquitoes. Jumping house spiders also enter indoor habitats by being accidently carried in on plants or a person. These arachnids can be found in yards, as well as inside and surrounding barns and houses.

Jumping Spiders

Tropical Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spiders and Scientific Name

Jumping Spider Life Expectancy

Small Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spider Predators

Jumping Spider Identification Key

Daring Jumping Spiders

Green Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spider Habitat

Black Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spider Bite

Zebra Jumping Spiders