Jumping Spiders (Salticidae)
Jumping spiders are the friendly puppies of the spider world. With their large, front-facing eyes and their fuzzy legs and eyelashes, it's hard not to love them. While I've never been overly ambitious about spiders, these little creatures have captivated and inspired me, while also curing my arachnophobia! I hope you'll find these tiny friends as endearing as I do. All of my spider-models are alive and unharmed for their photo shoots. Most are native to Wisconsin (with the exception of Phidippus regius - aka Regal Jumping Spiders, which are native to Florida).