(Jumping Spiders)

The spider family Salticidae, commonly known as Jumping Spiders, have been sighted 889 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Salticidae includes 45 countries and 48 states in the United States. Salticidae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

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 889 confirmed sightings of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 17, 2019 by Spider ID member spidernoob. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 889 sightings because of certain Salticidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 7% of the time, Salticidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 795)
  • Sex: 81 female and 155 male.
  • Environment: Salticidae has been sighted 572 times outdoors, and 302 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (346). On flower (8). Low foliage (93). High foliage (28). Ground layer (52). Under rock or debris (9). Freshwater river, lake, stream (4). Saltwater (3). Open field, pasture, grassland (7). Forest (19). Desert area (3).

Location and Range

Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam.

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


Salticidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 24
  • February: 62
  • March: 123
  • April: 159
  • May: 245
  • June: 102
  • July: 25
  • August: 24
  • September: 26
  • October: 39
  • November: 10
  • December: 30

Genus: Anasaitis

Genus: Apricia

Genus: Bagheera

Genus: Bianor

Genus: Carrhotus

Genus: Chrysilla

Genus: Colonus

Genus: Cosmophasis

Genus: Cybra

Genus: Diolenius

Genus: Epeus

Genus: Epocilla (Orange Jumping Spiders)

Genus: Eris

Genus: Euophrys

Genus: Habronattus

Genus: Harmochirus

Genus: Hasarius

Genus: Heliophanus

Genus: Hentzia

Genus: Hyllus

Genus: Icius

Genus: Leptorchestes

Genus: Lyssomanes (Translucent Green Jumpers)

Genus: Maevia

Genus: Marpissa

Genus: Megafreya

Genus: Menemerus

Genus: Metacyrba

Genus: Naphrys

Genus: Opisthoncus

Genus: Paraphidippus

Genus: Pelegrina

Genus: Phidippus

Genus: Philaeus

Genus: Phintella

Genus: Platycryptus

Genus: Plexippus

Genus: Portia

Genus: Pseudeuophrys

Genus: Rhene

Genus: Salticus

Genus: Sassacus

Genus: Siler

Genus: Sitticus

Genus: Stenaelurillus

Genus: Telamonia

Genus: Thiania

Genus: Trite

Genus: Tutelina

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