Salticus scenicus (Clerck, 1757)
Immatures or Unknown Sex
How to Identify Salticus scenicus (Clerck, 1757)
Family: SALTICIDAE Blackwall, 1841
Genus: Salticus Latreille, 1804
Species: Salticus scenicus (Clerck, 1757)
Origin of Name: The Genus Salticus is a Latin adjective meaning "dancing".
Official Common Name: zebra jumper
In the temperate regions of the entire Northern Hemisphere (Holarctic).
Collection Map of Museum Specimens
in The Nearctic Spider Database
Individuals are most commonly seen sunning themselves on the walls of buildings and on fences. Because of their close association with human habitation, they occasionally find their way into homes.
Other Web Pages
Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library (http://salticidae.org/salticid/diagnost/salticus/scenicus.htm)
The Nearctic Spider Database (http://www.canadianarachnology.org/data/spiders/36032)
Observation: Found this guy scuttling around on the ceiling in my livingroom this afternoon. He has been wandering around for 2-3 days. We had frost the last two evenings and guess he's found a cozy place indoors.