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JumpSpidersInc
09-25-2013, 02:58 PM
I have wanted one of these for years. I was sitting at my PC when I noticed movement on the wall next to my monitor. I thought it was a baby Ghost Spider (I get these quite often) - but to my delight it is an Eastern Parson Spider. I had no idea their range extended into Florida. :TShock:

She is not black, but more of a light brown, and she is SMALL. I'm hoping she's got a few molts to go. Have to catch her something to eat. This is a water-loving spider as well. Here are some bad (IMO) pics of her.

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3390_zps3c9f8339.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3390_zps3c9f8339.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3393_zps106bdc3a.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3393_zps106bdc3a.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3398_zpsfa089598.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3398_zpsfa089598.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3400_zpsfa592b91.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3400_zpsfa592b91.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3410a_zps1913225e.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3410a_zps1913225e.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3412_zps4e7c708b.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3412_zps4e7c708b.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3414_zps1729bc67.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3414_zps1729bc67.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3418_zps424d78cc.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3418_zps424d78cc.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3421a_zps546b8e9c.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3421a_zps546b8e9c.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3426_zpsa92cbe24.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3426_zpsa92cbe24.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3430_zpsf38b3bd6.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3430_zpsf38b3bd6.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3431a_zpsfe6b2bdc.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3431a_zpsfe6b2bdc.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3433a_zps25633190.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3433a_zps25633190.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3433_zps58b63390.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3433_zps58b63390.jpg.html)

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a586/WickedAttraxion/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3437_zps1f05f9fd.jpg (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/media/True%20Spiders/Eastern%20Parson%20Spider/DSCN3437_zps1f05f9fd.jpg.html)

Sorry for the pic overload... I am so excited to have her. :D

Tgirl1010
09-25-2013, 03:05 PM
:TBounce: What a neat find! She has an interesting look about her. Nice pictures :)

Ranchibi
09-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Very cool! Her eyes are quite large...does she hunt by sight?

JumpSpidersInc
09-25-2013, 09:28 PM
Thank you, Tg & Ranchibi! ;)

Ranchibi, these are "hunt-on-foot" spiders, hunting down their prey much as Wolf spiders do. They also prefer nocturnul hours, so I imagine they have very good eyesight. I have not seen mine take a orey yet, just water.