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Zebra spider

Salticus scenicus

Marbled orbweaver

Michelle Grabowski, University of Minnesota

Goldenrod crab spider

Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org


Size: 1/4 inch long

Description: Compact, dark brown to black with white stripes. Two eyes in particular (of the eight) are very large. Moves in a jerky gait.

Where/When: Can be seen hunting on fences, decks, and in and around buildings, especially around windows throughout the summer months.

Significance: Beneficial as predators of insects. Does not harm people.

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