One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large-eyed spider which hunts prey by stalking and pouncing on it.
Family Salticidae, order Araneae
- ‘‘I'm not ‘into’ spiders and usually leave them alone, but I've seen a few jumping spiders around and it is interesting to see them hunt for insects.‘’
- ‘A dragonfly zips about and lands behind a jumping spider.’
- ‘This is where I thanked my lucky stars that it wasn't a jumping spider.’
- ‘Acutally, even the jumping spiders that posture fiercely on door and window frames are worth watching.’
- ‘Wolf spiders, tarantulas, and jumping spiders are of this sort.’
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