Jumping Spider

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jumpingspider.jpgThis little guy is my officemate. I call him Jumping Spider. Every morning he makes his way across the wall above my desk. He usually pauses around my monitor and I give him a cheery "good morning" then he's on his way again. I'm not sure what variety of spider he is, but he's fairly small and not very threatening. I like his little white legs.

brownspider.jpgBut this morning, we both noticed an interloper on our wall. Ms. Big Brown Spider . She's maybe not that much larger than Jumping Spider, but she's bulkier. Jumping Spider ran in her direction and she retreated, but after JS turned away, Ms. Big took a second look. For a moment, I thought there might be a fight, but eventually they headed off in opposite directions.

I think these are both Hasarius adansoni (Adanson's House Jumper Spider) of opposite sexes. These "house jumpers" eat mosquitos so I hope they stick around a while.

Japan has some amazing spiders. These little guys aren't too impressive, but check out Common Spiders in Japan to see a gallery of spiders with good photos.

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What a pansy looking couple of spiders...wouldn't frighten a fly even!

Hey Kristen,

Dunno what's up with IE6 - everyone seems to be having problems with how it formats their page. Anyway, thought you might want to know that in IE6 (maybe 5 as well?) it's not only pushing your sidebar to the bottom of the page, but it's also chopping the text between the two pictures.

Here's a screengrab:

http://www.jjcha.net/kuri.jpg

Looks fine in Mozilla though...

-Jason

Hi! Kristen,
Just writing to say hi! 8-)
Thank you for introducing my web page
on the Internet, "Common spiders in Japan".

Yes, indeed almost positive it is a Hasarius Adansoni (Haetori) -- I have a similar one in my house. Your jumping spider also appears to be a male, by the way, if I know anything about spiders (which is very little).

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