Jumping spiders in the news! Here are few fun stories about our work.

Is Life in Colour with David Attenborough: Season 1 (2021) on Netflix  France?

David Attenborough’s Life in Colour. David narrates a segment featuring our work where Lisa puts makeup on spiders and discusses findings from the lab at UF. 2021.
Official program trailer
Go to Netflix to stream the episode (we are featured in episode #3 “Chasing Color”):

Makeup fails to solve mystery of why jumping spiders have back stripes (The Guardian, 2021)

How jumping spiders avoid becoming a tasty snack (conversation with Ira Flatow, Science Friday, 2019)

UF/IFAS Modern Day da Vinci: Lisa Taylor (UF/IFAS, 2019)

Eyeliner on spiders: it’s for science! (interview with Jennifer Ludden, NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, 2018)

Inside the lab where spiders put on face paint and fake eyelashes (and termites wear capes) (WIRED, 2018)

What does it take to understand spiders? False eyelashes, capes, and face paint (The Medium, 2018)

Eyeliner on spiders: UF researchers experiment with color (The Independent Florida Alligator, 2018)

Common Curiosity: a conversation about spiders and phobias (video, UF communications, 2019)

Extreme makeover: spider edition (Wow in the World, NPR, 2018)

UF students create art with bugs, competing for $500 (The Independent Florida Alligator, 2017)

Untamed with Felipe DeAndrade: Jumping spiders (consulted and provided spiders for this episode of NatGeo Wild, 2017)

Filipe DeAndrade from NatGeo Wild visits our lab (Nat Geo Wild, Facebook Live event in our lab, 2017)

Male spiders risk death by courting the wrong females (National Geographic, 2017)

Male jumping spiders court whomever, whenever (Science Daily, 2017)

Clueless male jumping spider will court a female all wrong for him (LiveScience, 2017)

Sound familiar? Clueless male jumping spider will go to ‘ridiculous lengths’ to impress the WRONG female (Daily Mail, 2017)

Jumping spiders can learn to avoid red toxic bugs; stay alive longer and eat agricultural pests (Science Daily, 2015)

Jumping spiders learn to distinguish red toxic prey from yummy blood-filled mosquitoes (Nature World News, 2015)

Surprise: jumping spiders can see more colors than you can (National Geographic, 2015)

If you are a spider, you want to be able to see this (Science Magazine, 2015)

How jumping spiders see in color (Smithsonian, 2015)