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Neon australis

Fact Box
Species:
Neon australis
(ID: See notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 3 mm
male: 3 mm
Habitat:
Mainly found in leaf litter and common in coastal SE Australia
Toxicity:
Too small to be hazardous but bites may cause local inflammation and pain
Neon Australis

The identity of this spider is the contents of the following paper: Richardson BJ (2013) "New unidentate jumping spider genera (Araneae: Salticidae) from Australia", Zootaxa, 3716:460-474.

Distinguishing characteristics of this spider include a row of spines along the underside of the tibia of the first pair of legs, the large posterior median eyes, and the sparse white hairs that are scattered over the upper surfaces of both parts of the spider's body.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


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