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Zebra spider

Salticus scenicus

Description:

Like other jumping spiders, it does not build a web. It uses its four pairs of large eyes to locate prey and its jumping ability to pounce and capture it. Zebra spiders are often noted for their awareness of humans. Upon noticing someone observing them, they can be seen raising their head, and usually change behavior.



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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

We have these guys here too but we call them Zebra Jumpers. I had no idea that they occurred in Europe as well. Here's my spot of this cool species:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/107...

Yours has a pretty good sized meal there.

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Lat: 51.56, Long: 9.96

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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