Black and White Brushed Jumper
S1: Male, anterior
Ellura
Black and White Brushed Jumper
S1: Male, ventral
 
    
Black and White Brushed Jumper (Jotus karllagerfeldi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
Species: Black and White Brushed Jumper (Jotus karllagerfeldi)
This Photo:     S1: Male, posterior

Thank you Joseph Schubert for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long.
These are known for their green eyes & long, black hairy front 4 legs. Notice on the outside of the black hairy legs, there are long white hairs mixed in. This is visible in the profile shots. They are a dark spider (with black base colour) with pale hairs. With S2 we bumped up the lighting to highlight features, but this tends to distort colour somewhat.
3 male specimens found in Apr & May

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-May-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.