Masked Jumping Spider
Black & White Jumping Spider
S3, Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|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
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.