One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small European jumping spider with black and white stripes.
Salticus scenicus, family Salticidae
- ‘One of our cats tried to eat a zebra spider and the little blighter bit the cats tongue.’
- ‘The zebra spider is a common garden resident - often seen running and jumping across vertical walls.’
- ‘The special behaviors of jumping spiders, house spiders, garden spiders, and zebra spiders are also examined.’
- ‘Aptly named, with its black and white marking, the zebra spider occurs in houses as well as outside in gardens and other habitats.’
- ‘They look flimsy but I've seen even very small specimens luring several stocky zebra spiders to their doom in their webs.’
- ‘It will then try to mate with a female zebra spider.’
- ‘Wolf spiders, like the zebra spider, do not spin webs, rather, they pounce on their prey.’
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