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Jumping Spiders

26th December, 2023 Environment

Jumping Spiders

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  • A team of researchers from Kerala and Tamil Nadu have discovered two new species of jumping spiders that belong to the genus Afraflacilla.

About Jumping Spiders

  • Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae.
  • It is the largest family of spiders at 13% of all species.
  • Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation.
  • The body length of jumping spiders generally ranges from 1 to 25 mm.
  • All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, with the anterior median pair being particularly large.
  • Tropical forests harbor the most species, but they are also found in temperate forests, scrublands, deserts, intertidal zones, and mountainous regions.
  • Although jumping spiders are generally carnivorous, many species have been known to include nectar in their diets.


Q. Consider the following statements:

1.    The jumping spider is the largest family of spiders.

2.    Jumping spiders are herbivorous.

3.    All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

A) Only 1

B) Only 2

C) All 3

D) None

Answer: B) Only 2

Statement 2 is incorrect.