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The jumping spider (Phidippus audax) can jump 10–50 times the length of its own 3/4-inch body.
They have excellent vision, iridescent chelicerae (mouth parts spiders and other arthropods use to grasp food), and elaborate courtship dances. The non-poisonous spiders hunt during daylight hours, when they prey on crop pests.
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