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Salticid Ant Eater

Zenodorus orbiculatus

Description:

About 6-7mm. White knees, white ring around abdominal margin & small white spot in centre of back, otherwise black. Interesting, though apparently these spiders eat ants, this one actually ran away from one as I was watching it. Maybe I have the ID wrong.

Habitat:

Spotted on a Eucalyptus beside the sea.

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7 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Thanks Argy Bee! Oh & Happy Birthday to you :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Excellent. That ID looks good - interesting spider.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Thanks MacC :) I thought this liitle guy was lovely, & also easy to ID which is always a bonus. I'm so pleased to hear from you. I was worried with the weather we've had x

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Great pic Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Thanks Maria! I spotted these before our bad weather came, just catching up now. Thank you Dave, I wasn't 1005 sure :)

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

ID is spot on. Great shot.

DAve

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice one, Leanne! Amazing that you can get spottings with all the awful weather you have been experiencing!

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 26, 2013
Submitted on Jan 29, 2013

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