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Blackheaded Jumping Spider

Family Salticidae, Trite planiceps


Small jumping spider, body length approx 6mm and at rest it had its fore legs outstretched another 6mm. Staccato movements. Large chelicerae for its size. Trite planiceps is a common jumping spider endemic to New Zealand and one of about 150 species of jumping spiders in New Zealand.


Came to visit us in our accommodation in the forest in Te Mata, New Zealand


Thank you to Jill Black for the ID!

1 Species ID Suggestions

JillBlack 7 years ago
Black headed jumping spider
Trite planiceps

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Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

I would be honored Petrice, please do.

PetriceFischer 7 years ago

If it's okay I would like to follow you

PetriceFischer 7 years ago

I seen 1 of those on Monster wars on the Discovery Channel very interesting for a little guy I think he got eatin buy a bigger spider

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 25, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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