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9 incredibly cute arthropods

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on April 13, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
bronze lake jumper

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Jumping spider

There are more than 5,000 species in the jumping spider family and at least a couple of them are adorable, like this little guy here. Most of them are hairy, very small and live in tropical places, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Like all spiders, they have eight eyes, but jumping spiders have particularly excellent vision. Jumpers stalk their prey, throwing out silk to pin dinner down before they inject venom with powerful jaws. Still, they're cute.