Jovial Jumping Spider
Adult, female, ventral
Adelaide Hills
Jumping Spider
Male, dorsal, ~6mm
 
    
Jovial Jumping Spider (Apricia cf jovialis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
Species: Jovial Jumping Spider (Apricia cf jovialis)
This Photo:     Adult, female, "Pedicel"
Synonyms: Breda jovialis or Ocrisiona jovialis

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The waist in spiders is called the "Pedicel". Jumping spiders are renowned for lifting their heads and "looking at you". They can do this because of a long flexible Pedicel, which isn't usually visible; but we got lucky with this shot to be able to highlight it.
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Mar-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.