jumping spider


Definition of jumping spider

: any of a family (Salticidae) of small spiders that stalk and leap upon their prey

Examples of jumping spider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miniature Treadmills and a Light Show Studying a jumping spider’s image processing is not as straightforward as implanting electrodes in its brain, as scientists might do with a larger animal. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 15 July 2021 Students researched various spiders before settling on the daring jumping spider – formal name Phidippus audax. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 June 2021 Hyllus diardi jumping spider has apparently learned the art of the selfie, getting up close and personal with a photographer's camera, British news agency SWNS reports. Fox News, 12 June 2020 Most spiders, including black jumping spiders and the large argiopes, aren’t dangerous and eat pest insects, including grasshoppers, moths and caterpillars. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2020 Kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, jumping spiders and wild budgies are featured in the Australia episode, according to NPR. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2020 Adult jumping spiders are littler than a fingernail, but their vision is as clear as a small dog's. Leila Sloman, Scientific American, 28 Oct. 2019 And yet, Chinese scientists have documented jumping spiders that provide their young with droplets of a nutrient-rich fluid from a furrow on the mother’s body. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2018 The researchers were studying a species of jumping spider, hoping to learn more about how these spiders cared for their young. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of jumping spider

1736, in the meaning defined above

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“Jumping spider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20spider. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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