(Jumping Spiders)

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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Dorsal

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I call these guys scorpion spiders because of their long front legs which they keep placed like scorpions claws. They can get fairly big, maybe around an three quarters of an inch. I have never found them on webs, only on the ceiling, walls, and a fish tank. I can't seem to identify them by looking at Michigan spider lists and googling so hopefully someone knows what they are. Sorry for the low quality photos, I can't get close to them so I zoom. Our house is on a fairly wooded lot on a lake so we have plenty of spiders in and around the house.

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If they jump they might be a species of jumping spider. If they walk like crabs they could be crab spiders. I think it looks like a jumping spider from the position of the legs. They are hard to google, I think they’re the largest spider family and most of them are black/white/brown. They have two big eyes to the front. To photograph spiders like these I put my phone against the surface in front of them to get close and block their path. Digital zoom doesn’t help at all, let the camera take the time it needs to autofocus.… Read more »


This seems like some sort of Platycruptus, perhaps a Platycryptus undatus? That’s the tan jumping spider, they’ve got a similar body type to what I can make out in the picture. They’re real sweethearts too, once you get to know them! I bet this one is searching for a place to make herself a cozy web if you’ve seen her wandering in a few places.

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Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Eyes Enlarge Picture
Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Lateral Enlarge Picture