Salticus cingulatus


    It has more white on the abdomen with dark triangular markings. Legs pale with distinct annulations. Usually away from habitation on tree trunks, gate posts etc.

    Similar Species

    Very similar to S. scenicus but usually much paler due to more white hairs on the abdomen.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Identification of this species  "Requires examination at high magnification in good lighting, typically examination of the genitalia." Bee, L., Oxford, G., & Smith, H. (2020). Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide. Second Edition. Princeton University Press.


    It is most commonly found on the trunks and lower branches of trees, or on fences in wooded areas away from habitation.

    UK Status

    Though less common than the familiar Zebra Spider Salticus scenicus, it is widespread across much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    676 British records to Jan 2013

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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