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Biting Jumping Spider

Opisthoncus Mordax


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


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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StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Lol, Argy, Thanks

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

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

StephenSolomons 7 years ago The biting is apparently the common name for this guy Argy. Thanks for the compliment too

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

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

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New South Wales, Australia

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

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