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Small Striped Jumping Spider

Lycidas scutulata


A common jumping spider on the bark of trees, leaves and other surfaces, body length of females to 7mm, males to about 5mm. Body and legs yellow to orange, with a whitish striped abdomen. Pattern of lengthways bands down the abdomen and the black-topped head with white fringes around the eyes.


i found this spider in a bush outside my work, there was another jumping spider - a black one with bits of white little smaller than this striped one - a couple of centimetres away from it - wasnt able to capture it to get an ID. they both knew of each others presense with the black one even getting into pounce position. It was the striped that actually pounced on the black one - who quickly escaped and survived it was fun to watch and im actually glad i didnt have my camera at that stage as i feel i would not have truely experienced the action

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2013
Submitted on Dec 16, 2013

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