Zebra Spider

Salticus scenicus

Appearance

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  • Adult – body length excluding legs 5-6mm. Body black/white stripes. Legs are short, robust and hairy.

Lifecycle

  • Females stay with the egg sacs and guard the newly hatched young. The spiderlings leave the mother after their second moult.

Habits

  • Found in houses and gardens.
  • They hunt their prey, so do not produce a web.
  • Often seen jumping.

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