flea jumping spider

Naphrys pulex
Naphrys pulex
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Naphrys pulex is a species of spider from the family Salticidae that is widely distributed in Canada and the United States.

flea jumping spider

Naphrys pulex

Is flea jumping spider harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Arachnida
order: Araneae
family: Salticidae
genus: Naphrys


Males have gray and black mottling on the top of their cephalothorax, abdomen, and legs, with orange coloration around the sides of the cephalothorax.


The species can be found in tall grass prairies and wooded areas. It is very common in mesic hardwood forests, where there is plenty of leaf litter. Finding this species in buildings, on bark or outcrops is also likely. The species feed on insects and other arthropods.