Anyone know what type of spider this is?

Asked September 21, 2019, 1:29 PM EDT

Anyone know what type of spider this is? Saw it while washing our truck and a car wash.

Tarrant County Texas

1 Response

This is a (one of many kinds of) jumping spider, so called because of their powerful pounce when hunting or fleeing danger. Very entertaining spiders, and one of the few I see inhabiting my car during the summer months. They must be very tolerant of heat. Feed on small flies, ants, and other insects. Not venomous.