Platycryptus undatus
(Tan Jumping Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Platycryptus undatus, commonly known as Tan Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Platycryptus, in the family Salticidae. Platycryptus undatus spiders have been sighted 70 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Platycryptus undatus includes 2 countries and 25 states in the United States. Platycryptus undatus is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Platycryptus
  • Species: Platycryptus undatus

Other Common Names

Tan Jumping Spider, Jumping Spider

Author

Charles De Geer, 1778

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Sightings Overview

There have been 70 confirmed sightings of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on June 7, 2018 by Spider ID member beveby. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 70 sightings because of certain Platycryptus undatus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 6% of the time, Platycryptus undatus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 47)
  • Sex: 20 female and 7 male.
  • Environment: Platycryptus undatus has been sighted 23 times outdoors, and 24 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (22). High foliage (1).

Location and Range

Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Platycryptus undatus has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Platycryptus undatus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 2
  • March: 5
  • April: 11
  • May: 24
  • June: 9
  • July: 5
  • August: 6
  • September: 4
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

  • Females have a white “mustache” band of hairs below their large anterior eyes, while the adult males have a bright orange one.
  • First jumping spider to have been officially recorded as having been seen eating an earthworm, a pretty uncommon meal for a spider that doesn’t spend much time on the ground (Ross 2008).
  • Female spins a relatively spacious silken chamber around herself and then deposits her eggs on the floor of it, covering them with a thin layer of silk afterward. The finished “look” is reminiscent of a fried egg. She stands close guard over it until the babies emerge and disperse.

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