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Jumping Spider

Pristobaeus sp.


Salticidae; Salticinae; Pristobaeus Simon, 1902. The cephalothorax is black with striking white markings which bracket, and almost surround the lateral eyes. The anterior surface of the abdomen has a black stripe which narrows as it wraps round the lower sides. The dorsal surface starts white above the black stripe and this also wraps about half way round the sides and partially over the upper surface as it fades into yellowish brown. The spinnerets are white. The legs are almost entirely black with some metallic bronze showing through depending on the angle of view. All eight legs have small white patches on the femurs, near the knees.


This healthy looking Pristobaeus sp. was spotted in our back yard during a general clean-up in preparation for the possibility of typhoons in the coming weeks. Some branches were being trimmed off a variety of trees and bushes when somebody called for me to come and look at this spider. After picture taking, the spider was returned to the original tree before the branch he was on was chopped up to be burned.


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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 20, 2022
Submitted on Jun 20, 2022

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