This Jumping Spider (most likely a Phidppus carolinensis) was observed lowering itself on a web with prey in hand. This spider’s victim appears to be some kind of the stink bug or squash bug. The spider eventually came to rest on a vine where he began devouring his early morning meal.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Plano
Date Jun 26, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Jumping Spider Observation Location

2 Replies to “Jumping Spider – Stink Bug Munch”

    1. Well, John, I like that suggestion, but I cannot be certain from the photographs. Here are a couple of things I noticed… The coloration, while close, it appears to be more vivid on the conenosed bug. Also the legs of the conenosed bug appear dantier and they lack the striping that I see in my photographs.

      I did a quick google search looking for pictures of conenosed bugs photographed at different angles, and stumbled across this photograph from the same citybugs.tamu.edu website: http://agrilife.org/citybugs/files/2010/05/Brochymena-tree-stink-bug.jpg

      This is labeled as a Brochymena Tree Stink Bug… from the looks of things, it deserves consideration as well. There are probably many others!

      Thanks for the comment!
      Chris

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