Definitions for jumping spider

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jumping spider

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jump′ing spi`der(n.)

  1. any of several small, hairy spiders of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of jumping spider:

1805–15

Wiktionary

  1. jumping spider(Noun)

    any of very many spiders, of the family Salticidae, that jump from place to place with the aid of a silk tether.

Freebase

  1. Jumping spider

    The jumping spider family contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among invertebrates and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Though they normally move quietly and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems. Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with one pair being their particularly large anterior median eyes.

Translation

Find a translation for the jumping spider definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these jumping spider definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"jumping spider." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/jumping spider>.

Are we missing a good definition for jumping spider?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for jumping spider: