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Jumping Spider (Araneae salticidae) Photograph ⓒ Tim Geiss at

We only look scary! These arachnids are a gardener’s friends. Although some spiders are venomous, most are environmentally beneficial creatures worthy of our respect and protection. Read more about the predatory jumping spider (Araneae Salticidae) —a common ‘guest’ in houses—  and the soil-dwelling red velvet mite ( Acari Trombidiidae) by clicking on the name of each spider. For help identifying North American spiders, check out the very interesting or the arachnid page on

Predatory Red Velvet Mite (Arachnida Acari Trombidiidae sp) Photograph ⓒ Tim Geiss at

Jumping Spider (Araneae salticidae) Photograph ⓒ Tim Geiss at


Spider Photographs ⓒ Tim Geiss at

Article ⓒ Michaela at TGE

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