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Jumping spider

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Species:
Sandalodes bipenicillatus
(M. Zabka)
Previous species name:
Mopsus bipenicillatus
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 12 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
On bark and green leaves
Toxicity:
Unknown but this mobile species may cause mild illness or at least pain when it bites
Sandalodes bipenicillatus
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The female
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The male
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The same species?
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A related species?

The white markings on this black spider resemble those for Sandalodes scopifer. The male of S. bipenicillatus is recognized by the two brushes of dark hairs that form forward-pointing 'horns' on the sides of the spider's 'head'.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Sandalodes scopifer and other salticid species with a similar body shape.


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