Adelaide's Fly Mimic
Jovial Jumping Spider
S2, Female, dorsal
Jovial Jumping Spider (Apricia jovialis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Jovial Jumping Spider (Apricia jovialis)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Female, dorsal🔎
Synonyms: Breda jovialis or Ocrisiona jovialis

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Females are from ~5mm to ~7mm long.
It seems the typical orange band on the can be almost non-existant, or very strong.
Photographed 6 adults in Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep & Dec.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.