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Jumping spider

Opisthoncus parcedentatus

Description:

Approximately 14mm long. Largish abdomen maybe female.

Habitat:

Hiding in the branches of a small shrub in a local nature and sports reserve.

Notes:

These spiders construct a 'retreat' between leaves or by partially rolling a leaf with silk. They usually have an opening at both ends. Retreats are used to hided in at night and during winter.
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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Thanks Tukup. Luckily many of ours are either very distinctive or common so I think most are described now.. at least in the occupied parts of the country.

Tukup
Tukup 8 months ago

Cool spider Mark. I love jumping spiders they they are almost impossible to ID with any certainty here. Thanks for sharing.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 27, 2021
Submitted on Mar 29, 2021

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