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UK Nature  > Spiders  > Attulus pubescens

  • Dorsal view of spider
  • Close up frontal view

Scientific Name:   Attulus pubescens
Common Name:   Jumping Spider

Attulus pubescens is a small Jumping Spider, approximately 5 mm in length, with a large and angular head and a hairy body patterned with browns, black and light greys. Until 2017 it used to be known as Sitticus pubescens.

A.pubescens is usually found in association with human habitation, on walls, window frames, fences and sometimes indoors but tending to prefer outdoor situations in full sunshine. It is occasionally found on fence posts, tree trunks, underneath stones and on heather away from houses and other buildings.

Mature females can be found throughout the year and males have been recorded between March and October, but adults of both sexes are found mainly in May and June. The species is widespread in much of England and parts of Wales.

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