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Zebra Jumping Spider

Salticus palpalis


A beautiful jumping spider that I've been searching for for over 3 years! It has rich brown and white stripes on the abdomen. The cephalothorax shines gold, blue, green and purple in the light.


My fathers windshield of his Harley in the front yard. This species is found in California, Arizona and in Mexico.


First of this species for Project Noah! Although S. scenicus is the true "Zebra Jumping Spider", this and other species of the genus have been called "Zebra" due to their striped abdomen.

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Thank you for the comments Joshua and sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Beautiful spider Cindy....

JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

Excellent shots! Finding a first for BugGuide is a big deal!

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Congratulations on finally spotting this great little spider! Thank you for sharing :)

Thank you Daniele and! I agree that the Harley habitat added a bit of adventure ;)

okiegirl85 7 years ago

Great shots, really show the color well.

DanielePralong 7 years ago

The habitat makes it even more special :-) Great series Cindy, congrats on finding this spider.

Thank you Hema and Lauren!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

What a gorgeous jumping spider! Great pictures of it! Congratulations on finding it! A treasure to be sure.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago


California, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 13, 2015

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