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Largest Jumping spider?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by 4tec84, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. 4tec84

    4tec84 Arachnosquire

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    What are the largest species of jumping spider? I know Phidippus species are U.S. largest but are there any ohter that can get as large or larger?

    I had a Phidippus regius once and she was the largest ive ever seen, just alittle over 1".
     
  2. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    i think P. octopunctatus is the largest in the USA. don't know about the world
     
  3. 4tec84

    4tec84 Arachnosquire

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    Nice!

    I had to look that one up.
     
  4. OxDionysus

    OxDionysus Arachnobaron

    where did you get a Phidippus , and do you have any pics?
     
  5. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    i think the P. octo's come from southern califoria/northern mexico. only one of those is going to be at all doable to get spiders from =P
     
  6. EXOPET

    EXOPET Arachnosquire

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    I beleive there is a species from Borneo that reaches 5cm legspan, so would have about a 3cm body length.

    known as a heavy jumper, sorry, not got any scientific name.
     
  7. I looked online for the scientific name. Hyllus diardi
     
  8. Draiman

    Draiman Arachnoking

    Hyllus diardi does not reach 5cm. Nowhere near 5cm, in fact.
     
  9. Oh :|
    Sorry, I just did a search for 'heavy jumper'. Hyllus diardi was what I came up with.

    He could be thinking of a different species, unscientific names are unsure like that.
     
  10. seanbond

    seanbond Arachnoking

    anyone got pix of any large jumpers other than audax?
     
  11. Draiman

    Draiman Arachnoking

    "Heavy jumper" is indeed a common name for Hyllus diardi, so he (EXOPET) is misinformed, not you. I was correcting him and not you anyway. :)
     
  12. EXOPET

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    was a long time ago i read this, must have got my wires crossed, although it is a species from Borneo as it was someone from the BTS who went looking for earth tigers in Kalimantan who spotted it and took measurements, there was mention made of the 'heavy jumper'.
     
  13. Draiman

    Draiman Arachnoking

    A Salticid of such proportions would surely have been scientifically documented, but why have we not heard anything?
     
  14. EXOPET

    EXOPET Arachnosquire

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    measurements were in regards of a sparassidae huntsman:8o
     
  15. Blaster

    Blaster Arachnoknight

    I'd say Hyllus giganteus. No further information though. I had two H. diardi females, with their body length reaching up easily to 21 or even 22mm.
    Regards, Matt
     
  16. EXOPET

    EXOPET Arachnosquire

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    Hi,

    my hyllus giganteus male has a 47mm legspan and an 18mm body length