Masked Jumping Spider
Profile
Ellura
Black & White Jumping Spider
S3, Male, dorsal
 
                      
Black & White Jumping Spider (Paraplatoides sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black & White Jumping Spider (Paraplatoides sp)
This Photo:     S1, Male, dorsal
Other name: Black and White Jumping Spider

Thank you Ethan Yeoman for identifying and John Douglas for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long
Notice the 4 spines under each of the front legs, plus a couple on top of each front thigh.
Ethan said "Sandalodes is quite large and robust, whereas Paraplatoides is flattened (when viewed in lateral aspect)."
This one clearly is quite flat.
Photographed 3 males in Dec & Jan.

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.