Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Black-headed jumping spider

Trite planiceps Simon

Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae

Size range

  • Small spiders, body length about 10 mm


  • One of several native species

Life History

  • Active hunting spiders with good eyesight, they pounce on prey from a few centimetres away
  • Uses silk as a dragline when hunting
  • Harmless to humans