Belongs to: spiders

Zebra spider Salticus scenicus


Best time to see: mid Apr to mid Sep

Key facts

A small spider, the female black-and-white, the male brown-and-white, often found on sunny walls

Jumping spiders do not make a web but stalk and pounce on their prey, relying on their good vision and mobile eyes

Widespread across southern Britain in a variety of habitats, including in gardens and sometimes in houses

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Photo © Tony Gunton