- 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
Charles De Geer, 1778
There have been 104 confirmed sightings of Platycryptus undatus (Tan Jumping Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 31, 2019 by Spider ID member spyderpinktoes. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 104 sightings because of certain Platycryptus undatus sightings reporting incomplete data.
- Web: 5% of the time, Platycryptus undatus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 81)
- Sex: 20 female and 7 male.
- Environment: Platycryptus undatus has been sighted 35 times outdoors, and 46 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Man-made structure (31). High foliage (2). Ground layer (1). Forest (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, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Platycryptus undatus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.
- February: 3
- March: 7
- April: 17
- May: 40
- June: 9
- July: 8
- August: 6
- September: 4
- October: 5
- December: 3
- 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.