Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA November 21, 2013 Size: 15 mm
Found on wall, in backyard. I saw how he caught a caterpillar.
The caterpillar was on the label of pot at the base of the wall. The spider noticed the caterpilar at long distance. It approached to few centimeters and jumped from wall directly on caterpillar. It bit the caterpillar and held it tightly with cheliceraes, and by help of the front legs and pedipalps.
Then he took the prey to a fairly large distance. He climbed back on the wall, but initially following a complicated route, two boxes and another pot with a large cactus touching the wall. It stop in the area where on the wall it is a box of an exterior electrical panel. (I have frequently seen Jumping Spiders hiding behind this panel.)
Contributed by Iustin Cret on 22 November, 2013 - 3:14pm Last updated 23 May, 2015 - 11:12am
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