Flat Striped Jumping Spider
Male, anterior
Flat Striped Jumping Spider
Male, Abdomen
Flat Striped Jumping Spider (Zebraplatys sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Flat Striped Jumping Spider (Zebraplatys sp)
This Photo:     Male, Cephalothorax

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Male, ~5mm long.
Most of the white are tiny short bristly hairs.
Note how flat it is, thick front legs and indented abdomen. They front large eyes reflect green & have white "eyelashes".
While this isn't listed on the Murraylands Survey, we wanted to highlight how rare it is with very few specimens found.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Mar-2020
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)