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Jovial Jumping Spider

Ocrisiona jovialis


Black jumping spider with white boxing gloves and yellow 'G' string. 8mm


This little spider made me laugh at least twice. First when he was scurrying about he could obviously see me and made things hard. Then I noticed he had this yellow 'G' string on and a pair of white boxing gloves that were working absolutely non-stop. I thought 'this guy is some kind of joker !' ... then I found out his scientific name is Breda jovialis. You have to be kidding me. Now it gets interesting. Apparently this spider is a native to Brazil !!?? and therefore some suspect the Australian version to be a different species. This hasn't been proven however so I have a theory that asergio sent these over just to confuse us. UPDATE: name changed

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks pam.

pamsai 5 years ago

Don't forget the red sox! Cute spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Leanne. I've become quite attracted to this little spider. Such beady little eyes and those white palps were going non-stop. Not sure why... maybe it was just shadow boxing.

LeanneGardner 5 years ago

I love your description Argybee! White boxing gloves & orange g-string. So funny :) Lovely little spider.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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