- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Arachnida
- Order: Araneae
- Suborder: Araneomorphae
- Family: Salticidae
- Genus: Salticus
- Species: Salticus scenicus
Common Name (AAS)
Other Common Names
Zebra Spider, Jumping Spider
Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757
There have been 46 confirmed sightings of Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumper), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 27, 2020 by Spider ID member tangledweb. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 46 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: 40)
- Sex: 4 female and 10 male.
- Environment: Salticus scenicus has been sighted 25 times outdoors, and 16 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Man-made structure (23). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (1).
Location and Range
Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumper) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Germany, Russia, Sweden, 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.
Salticus scenicus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.
- February: 4
- March: 6
- April: 3
- May: 17
- June: 12
- September: 2
- 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).