Are Jumping Spiders Venomous?

Yes, jumping spiders are venomous, like the vast majority of spiders. However, their venom is primarily used to immobilize or kill their small insect prey, and is not typically harmful to humans.

A jumping spider’s bite can be painful, similar to a bee sting, but their venom is not potent enough to cause severe harm to humans under normal circumstances. The usual symptoms of a jumping spider bite include mild pain, redness, and swelling, which generally subside within a short period.

While jumping spiders can bite, they are not considered aggressive towards humans and are more likely to flee than attack. They usually only bite if they feel threatened or cornered, or if they are handled roughly. Despite their venom, these spiders are more intriguing than dangerous due to their hunting habits and unique visual capabilities.

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