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Jumping Spider / Skakači pauk / Ragno saltante

Heliophanus cupreus


During a resting period, this spider may be found in a silken cell placed under stones or in litter. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May, June and July, females persisting occasionally into the autumn.


It is widespread in western and central Europe. A species collected from a wide variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands, raised bogs, coastal cliffs, shingle beaches and wastelands and other disturbed habitats such as quarries. In these varied habitats, it is commonly found in the drier parts, occasionally seen active on the surface but more commonly within litter. This one was spotted in front of a commercial center.


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Villesse, FVG, Italy

Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on May 7, 2013

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