What Is a Cute Jumping Spider?

Jumping spiders of the Phidippus genus are cute. Two of the cutest are the male members of the Phidippus johnsoni and Phidippus apacheanus species. Jumping spiders have eight eyes; two of them are especially large and bright and give their faces an oddly cheerful look.

The P. johnsoni is a spider that grows to about 0.5 inches long. It is notable for its bright red abdomen and shiny thorax. The female, which is larger, also has a bright red abdomen with a black stripe running through it. The P. apacheanus has both a red abdomen and a red carapace. This spider can grow to be 0.4 inches long.