Daddy-long-legs
Ventral, head
Ellura
Jovial Jumping Spider
Juvenile, female, dorsal (body ~5mm)
 
    
Daddy-long-legs (Smeringopus cf natalensis)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Spider, Scorpion, Mite & Tick (Arachnida)
Order: Spider (Araneae)
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.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jan-2016
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)