Can you i.d. this spider please? The yellow part of it’s body had black spots on it, and its legs were orange with black and white bands. I’ve never seen anything like this spider before. This picture was taken in Joliet, Illinois (about an hour from chicago) I’m really sorry about the terrible quality.
AS: it’s a Marbled Orb Weaver - (Araneus marmoreus)
Alright, then! I’m happy you feel this way. This one might be a bit trickier. In fact, he is a little difficult to see. He was moving very fast, but I just had to get a picture because of how unique it is for jumping spiders around here, and the fact that I’ve only ever seen this one specimen. It was white/grey with a red abdomen. It camouflaged very well. He is my second favorite
AS: That is a Red and White Jumping spider Habronattus decorus male
heres a nice close up of one (source) cause they’re such cuties :)
Thank you again! I really appreciate your help, I find this really fun. Hopefully you don;t mind my sending you so many pictures. This one is one of my favorites, and it is pretty common too. I seem to find them on the trunks of staghorn sumac, though I find them in other places too, even under rocks! They always kind of reminded me of sunflower seeds. Any idea who they are?
AS: it’s aBronze Jumper (Eris militaris) , IDing spiders if one of my favorite parts of doing this blog so keep ‘em coming!
Thank you for responding before! That made my day. This here is my favorite jumping spider that I have seen around my place. In the spring, I hope to find one and maybe keep it as a pet (I looked up how to properly do it). Any idea who this cutie is?
AS: that is a Zebra jumping spiderSalticus scenicus
Hello, It is good to meet you! I love nature and animals and particularly insects and spiders. Some of my favorite spiders are, of course, jumping spiders! I am making my own project that includes every animal in New Brunswick, including arthropods, so as you can imagine, there are a LOT of spiders I have to go through. I take my own pictures and I have over a hundred spiders that I photographed all in New Brunswick! Not many of them are identified yet, though. The most common jumping spider that I have found, especially around my own yard (which is out in the country) is this species in the photograph. I have many more pictures of this species, and I was wondering if you could help me find out what species it is? Especially since it is the most common one I see. Thank you!
AS: that is a Spotted jumping spider (a very creative naturalist named it) couldn’t find the scientific name for it, but they are indeed very common and adorable! sounds like a neat project!