Fencepost jumping spider (Marpissa muscosa)
Web: Jumping spiders don’t make catching webs, but use their large and well developed eyes to spot their prey from far away, sneak closer and pounce it with their short and strong legs. The Fencepost jumping spider sometimes catches prey that are much bigger than itself, including other spiders.
Habitat: on logs, but also on fences, gates, garden sheds and walls. Often on sunny or partially shaded places.
How to recognize:
Looks similar to:
♀: 8-11 mm
♂: 6-8 mm
♀: April till September
♂: April till September