Jumping Spider Predators

Wasps belonging to the Family Pompilidae may parasitize jumping spiders. Spider wasps are particularly formidable parasites in that they paralyze their victim, lay an egg on it, and entomb it for the larvae to develop. Praying mantises feed on a variety of arthropods, possibly including jumping spiders. Because the mantis does not produce venom, its strength is utilized to overpower the smaller arachnid. Ants and even other spiders may attack and consume jumping spiders.

The jumping spider eludes these predators in different ways. Some species use camouflage and blend into the surrounding environment. Others remain alert and watchful for predators as well as prey. If a threat is detected they flee or hide.