Boreal Jumping Spider (Phidippus borealis)

This little jumping spider was out for a stroll yesterday. There are about 5000 species of jumping spiders worldwide of which British Columbia has 45.  Always a favourite of mine with it’s big eyes (all 8 of them) and the ability to track my movements by swivelling it’s head.

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3 comments

  1. This is small. Now, in your garden, we are approaching the size of the essential. Here is where we find lessons of canine longevity, for example.

    I apologize, but cannot resist the image of a jumping spider circus. Complete with small carts, wagons, trapezes and menacing beetles with huge mandibles trained to do tricks by a jumping spider in a red waistcoat. Certainly colorful costumes are necessary, if not perfectly synchronized marching. This is a terrific Winter project, of course. When we are snowbound. And short on more rational occupations. Like planning an assault on the Chemin de St Jacques.


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