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Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus)

Although often overlooked because of its small size the zebra spider’s attractive black and white livery and its lively antics mean that it’s quite easy to spot if you look for it. The species is common throughout Ireland and can be found patrolling the walls of houses and gardens on….

Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbratus)

The raft spider is, without a doubt, our most impressive spider. Primarily a spider of bogs and fens, it is always found close to water, is semi-aquatic and has an intriguing hunting technique that’s unique among Irish spiders. With a body length of up to 2.2cm (just under 1 inch)….