The Find-a-Spider Guide

The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide
Find a spider by...     common name     location       species       family       webs and egg sacs     photos

Jotus auripes

Fact Box
Species:
Jotus auripes (Otto and Hill)
(see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
On leaves, bark or leaf litter
Toxicity:
May cause local pain
Jotus auripes

The male spider in the above photo can be seen to have iridescent green hairs associated with its palps and according to (Otto and Hill) this is a distinctive feature of Jotus auripes, which is common in localities in and near Sydney, which whas where this spider was found.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 24 June 2017.