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Jotus species

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Species:
Jotus species (JS, QM)
Note: This proposed name is based on similarities with Jotus as presented by Shield and by Davies and Zabka but the spiders shown on this page also resemble some Maratus species
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 5 mm
male: about 4.5 mm
Habitat:
This rather mobile species is most likely to be found on young bark and green leaves
Toxicity:
Unknown but, like most other salticids, this spider may be able to cause mild illness or at least pain and inflammation at a bite site
Jotus species
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Another male
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Another male?
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Another view
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Another species?
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Another view
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Side view
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A darker example
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A related species?

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Other Jotus species and some Maratus species that were previously known as Lycidas species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.