Hello folks. I found this little Jumper yesterday. He carried his abdomen unusually high as he leapt about. Normally we only get two types in my house Salticus scenicus and Pseudophrys lanigera, but I'm not sure in this case. Overall legspan was abot 7mm.
I dont think it's a scenicus, the colours are wrong and there's no white stripe across the eyes. The opposite in fact it was almost velvet black around the eyes and the front two pairs of legs were also dark. If you compare it (R) with these views of S. scenicus (L) and P. lanigera (M) you'll see what I'm getting at. Its probably a male P. lanigera but it looks a little different from any I've seen before, a little larger and less 'cobby' perhaps.