There are over 250 species of Jumping Spiders found in Australia. The main feature of this spider is its great ability to jump. They are along sighted spider and are known to be the personalities of the spider world.
- 3-12 mm in size
- They have four eyes with an enormous pair in the centre
- The female Northern Green Jumping Spider can grow up to 18mm
- small in size with large eyes
- They have excellent eyesight
- They come in many brilliant colours
- Males have more vibrant colours
- They have 360 degree vision
- Jumping spiders are often fuzzy
- Young jumping spiders emerge from the egg sac looking like tiny versions of their parents.
- They molt and grow into adulthood.
- A female jumping spider builds a silk case around her eggs.
- The female will often stand guard over them until they hatch.
- The jumping spider can be found wherever the sun is shining, on trees, grass and rocks.
- At night or during rainfall the spiders hide in a dry spot under a small web
- It catches its prey by leaping onto an unsuspecting victim
- It does not spin a web but instead builds a silken nest
- They can also be found in corners of exterior windows or doorframes.
- Prior to jumping, the spider will attach a silk thread to the surface beneath it, so it can climb quickly back to its perch if needed.
- The jumping spider feeds on small insects and mosquitoes.
- Generally non toxic to humans
- The Northern Green Jumping Spiders bite can cause painful swelling and sometimes an ulcerous slow healing sore