Jovial Jumping Spider
Juvenile, female, dorsal (body ~5mm)
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (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) & in the Adelaide Hills
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.