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Jumping spider

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Species:
Zenodorus orbiculatus (QM)
(see notes below)
Previous species name:
Pystera orbiculata then Omeodus orbiculatus
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
On leaves or bark in forests
Toxicity:
Unknown; may produce local pain and inflammation
Zenodorus orbiculatus
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Several photos
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Immature male
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Another male

Being so small this spider is not often noticed but important distinguishing features are its almost uniformly dark colouring, the broad, high carapace and the disk-shaped upper surface and white rim of the female abdomen.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Zenodorus durvillei and a number of other small salticids, the naming of which is often incomplete.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 February 2020.