Daring Jumping Spiders

Like other jumping spiders, daring jumping spiders (Phidippus audax) are named for their tendency to stalk and leap great distances upon prey. These spiders do not spin webs and instead use silk threads to line their burrows and to break their fall when attempting particularly dangerous jumps.

Daring jumping spiders also are known for their mouthparts, known as chelicerae, which are iridescent green in color. They possess impressive vision, with eight eyes capable of peripheral vision. Daring jumping spiders are some of the largest jumping spiders. Their bodies are relatively hairy and are black in color, with gray and white streaks along the abdomen.

The daring jumping spider is one of the most common species found in North America.