The white-spotted, bold or daring jumping spider is fuzzy and black with white spots on its back and white stripes on its legs. Occasionally the spots on its back, known as the abdomen, are orange, reddish or gray. Usually the spot in the center of the abdomen is largest.
The bodies of female white-spotted jumping spiders are 1/4- to 3/4-inch long, while males are usually about 1/2 inch in length. The spiders live on plants in open areas, as well as on trees, fence posts or the siding of buildings. Although their walking appears erratic, these jumping spiders leap long distances to catch their prey. Typical foods are bugs, caterpillars and spiders.Learn More
There are many difference between spiders and insects; for example, insects have six legs while spiders have eight, insects eat various foods while spiders primarily eat insects, insects have antennae while spiders do not and insects often have wings and spiders never have wings. Insects also have three distinct body sections while the spider only has two.Full Answer >
The tarantula hawk wasp is the biggest natural enemy of the tarantula. Many animals and insects, including larger mammals, reptiles, birds and fly maggots, eat tarantulas as well.Full Answer >
Spiders do not have ears, but they do have unique sensory organs that allow them to sense vibrations. According to AskNature.org, certain segments of the spider's legs have tiny hairs called trichobothria, which are incredibly sensitive to vibrations both close and far.Full Answer >
As of 2014, it is thought that scorpions have the most venom on average. Available measurements find that spiders' venom averages to 0.33 milligrams. Some scientists estimate that the average scorpion venom content is less than 0.5 milligrams.Full Answer >