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Salticus scenicus

The female has a black abdomen with white stripes whereas the male has a brown abdomen with white stripes. However, the patterning is variable, and records are best confirmed by examination of genital structures. Legs mottled yellow-brown with indistinct annulation at the joints. Usually synanthropic (around human habitation).

Salticus cingulatus is very similar but it usually has more white hairs giving it an overall paler look. S. zebraneus has fewer white hairs and appears darker.

Seen in the conservatory of Chiswick House, in May 20223


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