The Jumping Maneater is a type of arachnid B.O.W. that appears in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. Created by introducing the T-virus into South American jungle-dwelling spiders, these creatures were optimized for hot and humid climates. Leon S. Kennedy and Jack Krauser encountered Maneaters in 2002 during Operation: Javier.
Unlike their Web Spinner counterparts in production in 1998, the Jumping Maneater was able to disperse web from its spinnerets at prey. With prey entangled in the webbing, this ability was to give the B.O.W. the chance to deal the final blow. The Jumping Maneater was based on a South American jumping spider to allow its specialization in jungle-based warfare.