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Are there any other insects or spiders that jump on their prey in the same way?


  • Reply to Mrs Cullen
    Jumping on prey is one of the best ways to catch food if you are a spider or insect. Pouncing can either be a sudden rush forwards, like these wolf spiders, also house spiders and water skaters. Then their is the sudden thrust of limb, like praying mantis or dragonfly nymphs. The most impressive, though, are the jumping spiders, especially the common zebra spider, Salticus scenicus, which leaps several times its own body length to pounce, after carefully sizing up its target.
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