jumping spider, platycryptus undatus, familiar jumper, spider, salticidae, massachusetts, patrickzephyr, photo

Platycryptus undatus

"Familiar Jumper"(adult male)

One of the coolest jumpers in the state! This jumper likes to be vertical and I find them on trees, telephone poles and the south side of houses. This (adult male) was one high on my wish list when I first discovered the jumpers. I found this guy hanging out at the night light of a condo we were staying at on the cape last summer. It turns out there were many of them all over the building. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.