The Zebra spider

Whilst having my lunch outside in the beautiful sun, I spotted this little guy scurrying along the table! After some research, I have found out he is a zebra spider! They are called this from their black and white stripes!

Zebra spiders are a common jumping spider in the UK. The one I saw was jumping from the table to a chair! Even though they are so tiny (only 6-7mm long), they can leap to a distance of up to 100mm! Did you know these tiny little spiders can live up to 3 years!

They are one of the few insects that show human awareness. If someone looks at them, they often raise their heads, and their behavior changes as well!

These little zebra spiders are extraordinary despite their tiny size!

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