Salticus

This is a genus of 48 jumping spider species. Earlier there used to be more species included in the genus, but they are now moved to different genera.

Salticus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Salticus afghanicus Salticus aiderensis Salticus alegranzaensis
Salticus amitaii Salticus annulatus Salticus austinensis
Salticus beneficus Salticus brasiliensis Salticus canariensis
Salticus cingulatus Salticus confusus Salticus conjonctus
Salticus devotus Salticus dzhungaricus Salticus flavicruris
Salticus gomerensis Salticus iteacus Salticus jugularis
Salticus kraali Salticus latidentatus Salticus major
Salticus mandibularis Salticus marenzelleri Salticus meticulosus
Salticus modicus Salticus mutabilis Salticus noordami
Salticus olivaceus Salticus palpalis Salticus paludivagus
Salticus peckhamae Salticus perogaster Salticus propinquus
Salticus proszynskii Salticus quagga Salticus ravus
Zebra (Salticus scenicus) Salticus scitulus Salticus tricinctus
Salticus truncatus Salticus turkmenicus Salticus unciger
Salticus unicolor Salticus unispinus Salticus zebraneus

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females spiders are 0.13-0.27 in (0.33-0.68 cm) and males have an average size of 0.19 in (0.48 cm).

Color: The spiders showcase a combination of black and white.

Other Characteristic Features: The chelicerae of male spiders are long.

Eggs

Some species lay 15-25 eggs inside a sac while other species can lay more eggs than.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings go through several molt phases.

The Web

These spiders do not make any webs for catching their prey. They do, however, can generate silk for making temporary shelters.

Are Spiders of Salticus Genus Venomous

The spiders do not have venom that can potentially be detrimental to humans. Their bite is also rare.

Quick Facts

Other Names Zebra spiders
Distribution South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Afghanistan, France, Tunisia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, e.t.c
Habitat Tree trunks, rocks, and similar places exposed to the sunlight
Diet Arthropods and other spiders  
Lifespan 2-3 years in average, but some species can live for more than that.

Did You Know

  • The genus had a confusing history and many species have been included and excluded from the genus.

Image Credits: arthropodafotos.de

This is a genus of 48 jumping spider species. Earlier there used to be more species included in the genus, but they are now moved to different genera.

Salticus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Salticus afghanicus Salticus aiderensis Salticus alegranzaensis
Salticus amitaii Salticus annulatus Salticus austinensis
Salticus beneficus Salticus brasiliensis Salticus canariensis
Salticus cingulatus Salticus confusus Salticus conjonctus
Salticus devotus Salticus dzhungaricus Salticus flavicruris
Salticus gomerensis Salticus iteacus Salticus jugularis
Salticus kraali Salticus latidentatus Salticus major
Salticus mandibularis Salticus marenzelleri Salticus meticulosus
Salticus modicus Salticus mutabilis Salticus noordami
Salticus olivaceus Salticus palpalis Salticus paludivagus
Salticus peckhamae Salticus perogaster Salticus propinquus
Salticus proszynskii Salticus quagga Salticus ravus
Zebra (Salticus scenicus) Salticus scitulus Salticus tricinctus
Salticus truncatus Salticus turkmenicus Salticus unciger
Salticus unicolor Salticus unispinus Salticus zebraneus

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females spiders are 0.13-0.27 in (0.33-0.68 cm) and males have an average size of 0.19 in (0.48 cm).

Color: The spiders showcase a combination of black and white.

Other Characteristic Features: The chelicerae of male spiders are long.

Eggs

Some species lay 15-25 eggs inside a sac while other species can lay more eggs than.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings go through several molt phases.

The Web

These spiders do not make any webs for catching their prey. They do, however, can generate silk for making temporary shelters.

Are Spiders of Salticus Genus Venomous

The spiders do not have venom that can potentially be detrimental to humans. Their bite is also rare.

Quick Facts

Other Names Zebra spiders
Distribution South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Afghanistan, France, Tunisia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, e.t.c
Habitat Tree trunks, rocks, and similar places exposed to the sunlight
Diet Arthropods and other spiders  
Lifespan 2-3 years in average, but some species can live for more than that.

Did You Know

  • The genus had a confusing history and many species have been included and excluded from the genus.

Image Credits: arthropodafotos.de

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