Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Anasaitis canosa - Twinflagged Jumping Spider


Wayne Maddison's Salticid Image gallery
Dr. Wayne Maddison's extensive collection of jumping spider images

Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World (2007 version), by Jerzy Proszynski
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surprisingly, this rich [albeit somewhat uncouth] source has not been yet posted among BG refs, or cited on guide pages...

The Peckham Society Web Page
"The Peckham Society was founded in 1977, as an international alliance of amateur and professional naturalists or scientists with an interest in research related to the biology of salticid (jumping) spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae). This society was named in honor of George and Elizabeth Peckham, early pioneers in the study of these remarkable animals.

The major publication of The Peckham Society is called PECKHAMIA, also in honor of George and Elizabeth Peckham".

This excellent web site has digital copies of Peckhamia and other pdf papers on salticids, as well as wonderful im

Jumping Spiders of America North of Mexico
An excellent resource on Salticidae that continues to be updated by Wayne Maddison. Be sure to check out the photo album of genera.

Spiders of Minnesota
Site provides a complete checklist to the spiders found in the state of Minnesota. Checklist includes annotations and references as well as species of hypothetical occurrence.

World Spider Catalog
The first fully searchable online database covering spider taxonomy by Natural History Museum Bern.

Spider Identification Guide: A pictorial guide to the conspicuous spiders of Orange County, California
Leonard Vincent, Professor, Fullerton College, writes:

"This guide is designed to serve my Biology of Insects and Spiders students as well as Orange County naturalists and residents. It is formatted as a ladder to direct the observer in the determination of the identity of spiders based on the habitat and web structure. These characteristics lead the observer to a page of thumbnail photos and then to a page of macro-photos of the particular spider."

Spiders.us
This site has active spider identification and discussion forums, a growing list of species guides, spider FAQs, information about spider identification (and various other articles to come in the future), etc. Mostly directed more towards the casual observer and people new to spiders, however the writers there (self included) know the subject well and can help those seeking more in-depth help.