What Type of Black Spider Has White Dots?

The white-spotted jumping spider, or daring jumping spider, is characterized by its plump, fuzzy body, black or dark gray coloration and an abundance of white spots scattered across its legs and abdomen. Males usually reach a length of less than 1/2 inch, although females can exceed this figure.

The white-spotted jumping spider is commonly found throughout the United States and Canada in open areas with broad-leafed vegetation and trees. The highly developed eyes of this jumping spider, like most jumping spiders, allow it to detect insect prey before a quick pounce is delivered using its powerful legs. The bite of the white-spotted jumping spider is harmless to humans.