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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Zebra Spider, Salticus scenicus

Zebra Spider, Salticus scenicus

They are known for their curiosity, in that they often lift the head to observe us, humans.

. And with 2 very large, and six smaller eyes, these little jumping spiders are fierce predators. Females will be between 5-8mm longand males come in at about 5-6mm. The

Before they jump onto their chosen prey, the Zebra Spider will fasten a thread; this way they will not fall down when jumping.
The mother will stay with her egg sac and protect her hatchlings until the spiderlings have had their second moult.

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