IPM Redbacked Jumping Spider

Joining part of my Integrated Pest Management Team is the Redbacked Jumping Spider. These little guys sure can jump as you can see on the short video. They seem to be helping with the aphids. Every February as the weather warms up in our area, the aphids wake up and get to work on the lettuces. I’ve seen an increase in the spiders and the aphids are still around, but it doesn’t seem like we have as many. Go Spiders!

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