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Biting Jumping Spider

Opisthoncus Mordax

Description:

5-7mm. Dark spider with white spot on the thorax and white streak on the abdomen. The thorax is reddish. Large jaws

Habitat:

This specimen was seen on the walls of nearby outhouses and the steel fence although it probably spent more time in the flower beds there were advantages to hunting just above the grass line where the view was clear. Summer, daytime hunter


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4 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Lol, Argy, Thanks

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

That's ok then. I'm pleased you didn't name it from personal experience.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 6 years ago

http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details... The biting is apparently the common name for this guy Argy. Thanks for the compliment too

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great ID ing and photo Stephen. I'm wondering about the 'biting' bit though ? :)

StephenSolomons
Spotted by
StephenSolomons

New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.24, Long: 151.56

Spotted on Sep 9, 2008
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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