(Jumping Spiders)

The spider family Salticidae, commonly known as Jumping Spiders, have been sighted 238 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Salticidae includes 20 countries and 36 states in the United States. Salticidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Jumping Spiders


John Blackwall, 1841

Sightings Overview

There have been 238 confirmed sightings of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 18, 2018 by Spider ID member vwilde. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 238 sightings because of certain Salticidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 5% of the time, Salticidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 146)
  • Sex:¬†53 female and 65 male.
  • Environment:¬†Salticidae has been sighted 115 times outdoors, and 42 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (58). On flower (2). Low foliage (28). High foliage (10). Ground layer (11). Under rock or debris (2). Open field, pasture, grassland (1). Forest (3).

Location and Range

Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Salticidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin.


Salticidae has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

  • January: 14
  • February: 44
  • March: 31
  • April: 15
  • May: 21
  • June: 26
  • July: 16
  • August: 13
  • September: 14
  • October: 9
  • November: 4
  • December: 13

Genus: Bagheera

Genus: Carrhotus

Genus: Colonus

Genus: Cybra

Genus: Epocilla (Orange Jumping Spiders)

Genus: Eris

Genus: Euophrys

Genus: Harmochirus

Genus: Hasarius

Genus: Heliophanus

Genus: Hentzia

Genus: Hyllus

Genus: Icius

Genus: Leptorchestes

Genus: Maevia

Genus: Marpissa

Genus: Menemerus

Genus: Metacyrba

Genus: Naphrys

Genus: Pelegrina

Genus: Phidippus

Genus: Phintella

Genus: Platycryptus

Genus: Plexippus

Genus: Portia

Genus: Rhene

Genus: Salticus

Genus: Siler

Genus: Sitticus

Genus: Stenaelurillus

Genus: Telamonia

Genus: Thiania

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