Being far from knowledgeable about spiders myself, I wondered if someone here might know if this particular spider is very similar to other, perhaps less rare, jumping spiders please?
The reason I ask is because I've lived in Swanscombe since the age of 2 (am now 50!), roughly 1-1.5 miles from this particular site. As a child, I can clearly remember watching small black/dark brown and white jumping spiders scurrying in and out of the holes in the garden wall at my parents' home and they're still there even today. Might it just be coincidence, or could this species in fact have been living locally for much longer than is thought, do you suppose? Any opinions gratefully received, thank you very much!