Creepy-crawlies in the air... dragonflies, wasps, hover flies, bumblebees, gnats, butterflies,

                                        midges, house flies, moths, lacewings, dance flies, mosquitoes,

 Creepy-crawlies on vegetation... ladybirds, froghoppers, crab spiders, aphids, leaf beetles,

                                               shield bugs, crickets, barklice, grasshoppers, stick insects,

 Creepy-crawlies on the ground... woodlice, earthworms, millipedes, tiger beetles, scorpions,

                                               earwigs, carrion beetles, wolf spiders, slugs, centipedes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creepy-Crawly Poetry -

Jumping Spiders

 

These arachnids are relatively small with short, compact legs and eight powerful eyes. The eyes are very important for a jumping spider because instead of spinning webs they go hunting for their prey and stalk their victims using their superior, high-quality vision. They even have eyes at the sides of their head with which they can see behind them! In contrast, in the dark, jumping spiders can bump right into insects without realising that they are a potential meal and without trying to catch them. Obviously, for this reason, jumping spiders are daytime hunters and are inactive during the night.

 

 

      Jumps Back in a Flash

 

I saw a jumping spider

and it made me jump in shock,

the spider was surprised

and it jumped behind a rock.

 

I didn't mean to scare it

or cause it any harm

we were kindred spirits;

both jumping in alarm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              Evarcha Falcata

           (a member of the Jumping Spider family)

 

 

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