|Can I come over for dinner?|
In reality, most adult salticids fall between 1mm and 22mm in length, with most being less than 10mm in my experience. However, as you can see below, juveniles can be significantly smaller.
|A juvenile salticid sitting on the head of an American penny.|
On the other end of the scale is this giant male, who is identified by the videographer as Hyllus diardi, though I cannot confirm this. The bad news is that he is a living nightmare for those of you who are even slightly arachnophobic. The good news? He seems very friendly! If you'd like to see the original video, it and a few others can be found on youtube here.
Having now seen the full breadth of salticid size, I will leave you with these two beautiful photos of some lovely little spiders.
|Not the smallest, but by no means a giant either. And yes, those are pollen grains you're seeing next to it. Also, my apologies to the original photographer, but I seemed to have lost the attribution information...|
|Its so TEENY!|