Sunday, June 29, 2008

Spider


spider

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? For scale, it's somewhere around half a centimeter long.

I have a number of them living in my apartment. (This one isn't anymore, though... it was on *me* and then on my desk.)

7 comments:

wendy said...

I believe it is a type of jumping spider.

noricum said...

That's my guess too. I was kind of second guessing myself, though, because all the descriptions of jumping spiders I found online said they were much bigger.

noricum said...

Hmmm... perhaps it is a zebra spider:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salticus_scenicus

Sara said...

bleh! It's an ugly spider. Evil spider. Must die spider!

md said...

i don't know what kind of spider it is, but i think it's a beauty. spiders get a bad rap; they used to be considered sacred to the goddess - they weave the web of life...

noricum said...

I think they're actually kind of cute, especially the way they rear up and watch you (and the approaching kleenex of death). If I wasn't so lazy (and the outside so far away), I'd take them outside rather than killing them. But they do kind of give me the heebie-jeebies, especially when they're crawling on me. (Which is why I allow them on the ceiling, but not at my level, or in the shower. Yes, there was one dangling in the shower that one day...

Dianne said...

I guess he didn't read your spider rules. Oh, well. In my way of thinking, the only good spider is a dead spider!