Jovial Jumping Spider
Juvenile, female, dorsal, ~5mm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Daddy Long Legs (Pholcidae)|
|Species:||Daddy-long-legs (Smeringopus cf natalensis)|
|This Photo:||Instar, under palps|
|Other names:||Daddy Long Legs, Daddy Longlegs & Daddy Long-legs|
Thank you Mark Newton for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Very difficult to be certain of species, with out proper examination (as with many of the spiders here).
This genus is unusual for a spider in that the male & female are the same size. Mark indicates the larger palps imply the adult here is a male.