Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jumping Spider

This was running up our wall. She wasn't terribly cooperative about posing for pictures, and was almost too small for my camera to deign to notice (about the size of an ant). Still, I got a couple. I'm quite proud of myself for correctly identifying her as a jumping spider (never mind what kind!)

I'm always surprised when I look at the pictures. Many of the spiders that look, to the naked eye, to be completely smooth and shiny turn out to be fuzzy. This one has adorable big eyes as well.

1 comment:

  1. I really love jumping spiders. They are by far the cutest of the spiders, to my mind. I think they frighten some people because they're so darn fast -- but I love how they sometimes jump so fast the human eye can't follow them!