6054 My name is Barbara and I live outside of Maders Cove in Nova Scotia. Four days ago (June 8th) I found this insect on the upholstered headboard of my bed. It has the ability to jump and is 5-6mm in length. I saw an exact one a few days later in my clear tube bird feeder. After a very bad bite on my neck a week ago I am wondering if it could have come from this insect. thank you for your work, Barbara
This is a jumping spider (family Salticidae); it would be very unlikely for it to have bitten you. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.