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Zebra Jumping Spider

Salticus palpalis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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10 Comments

Thank you for the comments Joshua and sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Beautiful spider Cindy....

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

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

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

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

Thank you Daniele and okiegirl85.mm! I agree that the Harley habitat added a bit of adventure ;)

okiegirl85
okiegirl85 7 years ago

Great shots, really show the color well.

DanielePralong
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
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

Congrats!!

California, USA

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

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