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What kind of spider is orange and black?

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The bold jumper spider is a jumping spider that is commonly found in the United States. Bold jumpers are mostly black with a highly visible orange, white or red patch in the middle of the abdomen. Another common spider, the lattice orb weaver, is mostly orange with black spots.

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The type of web a spider weaves is a useful clue as to the species. Orb weaver spiders create round, symmetrical webs. They have two rows of four eyes. Orb weavers are often brightly colored and spend most of their time in their webs.

Jumping spiders don't build webs; instead, they use their jumping ability to capture prey. Jumping spiders have two large eyes in the middle of their face, surrounded by six small eyes.

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