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4tec84
06-07-2009, 05:43 PM
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".

cacoseraph
06-07-2009, 05:44 PM
i think P. octopunctatus is the largest in the USA. don't know about the world

4tec84
06-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Nice!

I had to look that one up.

OxDionysus
06-07-2009, 11:15 PM
where did you get a Phidippus , and do you have any pics?

cacoseraph
06-08-2009, 12:34 AM
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

EXOPET
06-08-2009, 05:32 AM
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.

Motzo
06-08-2009, 07:35 AM
I looked online for the scientific name. Hyllus diardi

Draiman
06-08-2009, 07:54 AM
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.
Hyllus diardi does not reach 5cm. Nowhere near 5cm, in fact.

Motzo
06-08-2009, 08:21 AM
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.

seanbond
06-08-2009, 08:27 AM
anyone got pix of any large jumpers other than audax?

Draiman
06-08-2009, 08:42 AM
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.
"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. :)

EXOPET
06-10-2009, 06:03 AM
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'.

Draiman
06-10-2009, 06:17 AM
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'.
A Salticid of such proportions would surely have been scientifically documented, but why have we not heard anything?

EXOPET
06-10-2009, 06:59 AM
measurements were in regards of a sparassidae huntsman:8o

Blaster
06-14-2009, 05:33 AM
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

EXOPET
08-27-2009, 02:34 AM
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


Hi,

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