The jumping spider family contains more than 500 described genera and about 5000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among invertebrates and use it in courtship, hunting and navigation. The jumping spiders, unlike the other families, have faces that are roughly rectangular surfaces perpendicular to their direction of motion. Their eye pattern is the clearest single identifying characteristic. They have eight eyes.
- Ants, Bees and Wasps (Hymenoptera)
- Beetles (Coleoptera)
- Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
- Dermaptera (Earwigs)
- Dragonflies (Odonata)
- Flies and Mosquitos (Diptera)
- Grasshoppers (Orthoptera)
- Mantises (Mantodea)
- Spiders (Araneae)
- True Bugs (Hemiptera)
DisclaimerI am a photographer, not a biologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, I cannot guarantee that every insect is correctly identified. If you do find any errors, or have any suggestions, please let me know via comments or by email.
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