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Jumping spider

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Species:
Sandalodes scopifer (M. Zabka)
formerly S. albobarbatus (RM)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 10 mm
male: 9 mm
Habitat:
On the leaves and bark of trees, especially in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
Bites could lead to local pain
Sandalodes scopifer
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The male
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The female
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Female, side view

The white markings on this black spider are distinctive although somewhat variable in appearance. This is a very common species in eucalypt forests on the Darling Downs.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Sandalodes bipenicillatus, Sandalodes superbus, Opisthoncus mordax and other salticid species with a similar body shape.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 February 2014.