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Salticid Ant Eater

Zenodorus orbiculatus


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.


Spotted on a Eucalyptus beside the sea.

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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 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 7 years ago

Great pic Leanne

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 7 years ago

ID is spot on. Great shot.


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!

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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

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