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Massive Garden Jumper

Opisthoncus quadratarius

Description:

A handsome active jumping spider about 13 mm long. The body was dark with patches of white along the anterior margins of the head and abdomen. A reddish brown abdomen also showed a median jagged strip of white.
Legs were dark with pointed tarsi.
Of the 4 eyes usually visible in the front, the middle pair were larger than the lateral ones.

Habitat:

Spotted in a cuburban backyard.

Notes:

A very curious jumper tried to jump on to the camera ( for a selfie perhaps!)
Family: Salticidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 3, 2020
Submitted on Nov 6, 2020

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