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Worlds largest jumping spider

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Balkastalkman, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Balkastalkman

    Balkastalkman Arachnosquire

    Hi guys what is the worlds largest jumping spider?
  2. ErikWestblom

    ErikWestblom Arachnobaron

    Hyllus cf giganteus is a contender for that title :p This female shouldn't be fully grown yet.

  3. Wow Erik that's an awesome jumper. Huge and awesome coloration.

  4. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    WOW!That is so cool!
    Where is this species found?I was always under the impression some of the largest jumpers were located here in the USA..
  5. Balkastalkman

    Balkastalkman Arachnosquire

    I WANT ONE lol. How did u acquire that beauty.
  6. Crysta

    Crysta Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I saw a black one bigger then this when I was in mexico, although iam not too sure on the species.
    very beautiful coloration you have there.
  7. ErikWestblom

    ErikWestblom Arachnobaron

    This species is from Java, Indonesia.
  8. Balkastalkman

    Balkastalkman Arachnosquire

  9. photobuggirl

    photobuggirl Arachnopeon

    I love the ending to this video. Nice dramatic exit!
  10. Very nice...I would own one of those in a heartbeat!
  11. Well, that reopens the possibility of what I saw downtown having been an extremely large jumper. I was astonished at its size but didn't grab a coke bottle quickly enough to catch it before it vanished in a puff of smoke.
  12. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Well, our jumpers may not be the very largest in the world but we do have some doozies. I've seen P. audax monstrosities that were about 1" DLS. That's not as large as the spider shown above but still pretty big... for a jumper. I think there is a Phiddipus spp out west that gets even bigger.

    That was a great video Erik. Thanks for sharing it.
  13. EXOPET

    EXOPET Arachnosquire

    Erik got those beauties from me :)

    The largest is officially Hyllus diardii, with Phidippus octopunctatus supposedly a very close second

    although my Phidippus regius AF is about as big as a fully grown Hyllus cf giganteum
  15. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin Arachnoangel

    /\/\ Wow!! That was pretty awesome! :D
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  16. haha, the first video was a beautiful specimen, i would love to own one...the second video was very beautiful too but he looked so angry lol like..."why for you take the cameraz away"
  17. NevularScorpion

    NevularScorpion Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    do you guys know where I can buy some of those big jumping spiders ?
  18. Rue

    Rue Arachnoknight

    Sweet! Always loved the salticids...but the local ones are so tiny!
  19. buthus

    buthus Arachnoprince Old Timer

    That IS awesome! :?:worship:
  20. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    that Hyllus diardi is awesome!

    Where can I find these big jumping spiders for sale in the US? :?