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Dark jumping spider

Apricia jovialis

Description:

This little jumping spider is always found in darker places like under bark and in the shadows around buildings. About 12mm long. This one is a male.

Habitat:

Found under a 'deck' in an outer urban back yard.

Notes:

Used to be called 'Breda jovialis' but Breda is a Brazillian genus. Other common names are 'Australian Jumping Spider' and 'Jovial Jumpng Spider' although I have no reason to agree with the latter.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Breda+jovi...

Also check Sandalodes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandalodes...
Name accepted now is Apricia jovialis

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3 Comments

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 5 years ago

Robert Whyte commented on my photo a few weeks back :) ..thats a very cool photo ! - time to change it again soon apparently .....https://www.flickr.com/photos/113087753@N07/15442924793/

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Hey Charlie check this out https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 5 years ago

I didn't get a good face hot of my find ...and twice he has been back for a visit ..but the moment i get back with the camera gone ...they are so not like other jumpers , they are more creepers !

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 24, 2014
Submitted on Dec 24, 2014

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