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Ant mimic jumping spider

Ligonipes lacertosus

Description:

A long slender-bodied jumping spider about 12 mm long looking very much like an ant. The first pair of legs were long with thick hair fringed tibia.

Habitat:

Spotted on native grass - Gahnia sp. in a nature strip by a suburban road.

Notes:

I found one of these years ago hiding in its silken shelter but as it refused to come out I never got to see the spider.
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13...
So, I was delighted to actually see one of these at last.
Family: Salticidae

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Amazing spotting, Leuba. And I like Sergio's term "little deceivers"! Incredible spider.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

Wonderful spotting Leuba. I just love those little deceivers, and this is a stunning photo.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Rowville, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 18, 2020
Submitted on Oct 19, 2020

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