Jumping Spiders

Epeus flavobilineatus

Epeus flavobilineatus is a species within the genus Epeus, which is part of the family Salticidae, commonly known as jumping spiders. This family is renowned for its exceptional vision, agility, and distinctive hunting behavior. Epeus species, in particular, are known for their unique web-building and hunting habits compared to other jumping spiders. Epeus flavobilineatus, like its congeners, is a small jumping spider, notable for its vibrant colors and patterns. These spiders are adept at jumping, a skill they use both for hunting prey and evading predators.






















Epeus flavobilineatus

Other Information


As with all jumping spiders, Epeus flavobilineatus is venomous, using its venom to immobilize prey. However, the venom is not considered dangerous to humans, usually resulting in no more than minor symptoms such as localized pain or swelling in the case of a bite.

A Danger to Humans?

Epeus flavobilineatus poses minimal danger to humans. These spiders are not aggressive towards humans and tend to bite only if provoked or threatened. Bites are rare and not medically significant.

Population Status

Specific information on the population size of Epeus flavobilineatus is not widely available. However, jumping spiders tend to adapt well to a variety of environments, suggesting potentially stable populations where conditions are favorable.

Jumping Spiders (Epeus flavobilineatus), Photo by David Lowenthal

Life Span:
The life span of jumping spiders can vary but generally spans about 1-2 years, encompassing several stages from egg to adult.

Weight and Length:
Jumping spiders, including Epeus flavobilineatus, are generally small, with body lengths ranging from a few millimeters to about a centimeter or slightly more for larger species.

Epeus flavobilineatus is found in parts of Asia. These spiders often inhabit forested areas, gardens, and sometimes human dwellings, where they can find ample prey.

Jumping Spiders (Epeus flavobilineatus), Photo by David Lowenthal

Habits and Lifestyle:
This species, like other jumping spiders, is diurnal and relies on its vision to hunt during the day. Epeus spiders may build small, silk retreats or nests, which they use for resting and molting, rather than for capturing prey.

Diet and Nutrition:
Epeus flavobilineatus feeds on small insects and possibly nectar, a dietary habit observed in some jumping spider species. They are active hunters, stalking prey before leaping to capture it.

Mating Habits:
Mating behavior in jumping spiders involves complex visual displays, where males perform dances and show off their bright colors to attract females. The success of these courtship rituals is crucial for mating.