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Blackheaded Jumping Spider

Family Salticidae, Trite planiceps

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Thank you to Jill Black for the ID!

1 Species ID Suggestions

JillBlack
JillBlack 7 years ago
Black headed jumping spider
Trite planiceps


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3 Comments

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

I would be honored Petrice, please do.

PetriceFischer
PetriceFischer 7 years ago

If it's okay I would like to follow you

PetriceFischer
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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