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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Salticus...

Probably my favourite spider, Salticus senicus again in the garden this afternoon. They can be found hunting on external walls and sometimes inside the house too. They are active hunters that don't spin a web but prefer to seek out their prey and boy are they well set up to do that - just check out the eyes on this one. Two extra large forward facing eyes, which detect the slightest movement. It makes them look more intelligent than your average spider and you can certainly interact more with them - real little characters.

Salticus scenicus: R. Harris
Salticus scenicus: R. Harris

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