|Pseudeuophrys lanigera, showing highly developed front eyes|
|Zebra jumping spider with micro moth prey|
There are around 40 species in the UK, ranging from common and widespread species such as those already mentioned, to Sitticus distinguendus, found on just two sites in the Thames gateway. A short selection of some of the species I've been fortunate enough to encounter and photograph is shown below.
|The beautifully marked Evarcha falcata, a common and widespread species|
|A plump female Sitticus pubescens, widespread but only locally common|
|A tiny male Talavera aequipes, at 2mm long this is one of the smallest UK species|
|Marpissa muscosa, at around 8mm long this is one of the largest UK jumpers, and four times the length of T.aequipes. The distinctively elongated abdomen is a feature of the genus.|
|Heliophanus flavipes female, showing the diagnostic yellow palps for which it is named.|