Zebra Spider acrobat
I'm always full of joy when finding a jumping spider, as it is a favorite macro subject, and I don't see them often. However, it's very hard to keep track of them. This one jumped from a pole into our garden onto the lawn, where I was able to find it again. Up, down, sideways are all no issue for this spider.
The zebra spider, ''Salticus scenicus'', is a common jumping spider. Like other jumping spiders, it does not build a web. It uses its four pairs of large eyes to locate prey and its jumping ability to pounce and capture it. Zebra spiders are often noted for their awareness of humans. Upon noticing someone observing them, they can be seen raising their head, and usually change behavior .