Salticus scenicus
(Zebra Jumper)

Featured spider picture The spider species Salticus scenicus, commonly known as Zebra Jumper, belongs to the genus Salticus, in the family Salticidae. Salticus scenicus spiders have been sighted 44 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Salticus scenicus includes 5 countries and 13 states in the United States. Salticus scenicus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Salticidae
  • Genus: Salticus
  • Species: Salticus scenicus

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Zebra Jumper

Other Common Names

Zebra Spider, Jumping Spider

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

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Sightings Overview

There have been 44 confirmed sightings of Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumper), with the most recent sighting submitted on September 21, 2019 by Spider ID member aragog4life. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 44 sightings because of certain Salticus scenicus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 3% of the time, Salticus scenicus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 38)
  • Sex: 4 female and 10 male.
  • Environment: Salticus scenicus has been sighted 24 times outdoors, and 15 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (22). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumper) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States.

Salticus scenicus has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Salticus scenicus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January:
  • February: 3
  • March: 5
  • April: 3
  • May: 17
  • June: 12
  • July:
  • August:
  • September: 2
  • October:
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  • December:

Additional Remarks

  • Egg sacs are loosely woven and contain around 15-25 eggs. The female spider usually stands guard over them for as long as she can, even creating a silken sac around herself and the egg sac.
  • In Germany, this species is referred to as the “Harlekinspringspinne” or “Zebraspringspinne.” In Denmark, it is “Zebraedderkoppen.”
  • Adult males may use their enlarged chelicerae (jaws) and fangs in sparring contests with rival males (Roberts 1996).

Featured Pictures

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Picture of Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumper) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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