Close-up of the jumping spider

Himalayan jumping spider

The Himalayan jumping spider is a tiny spider that lives high up in the Himalayas, and has been found at altitudes as high as 6700 metres above sea level. Its only source of food at these extreme heights is stray insects that are blown up the mountainside by the wind.

Scientific name: Euophrys omnisuperstes

Rank: Species

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Map showing the distribution of the Himalayan jumping spider taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Himalayan jumping spider can be found in a number of locations including: China, Himalayas. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Himalayan jumping spider distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


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  7. Euophrys
  8. Himalayan jumping spider

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