Jovial Jumping Spider
Adult, female, "Pedicel"
Grey Striped Bark Jumper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Jumping Spider (Salticidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Grey Striped Bark Jumper (Clynotis severus)|
|This Photo:||🔍Dorsal, ~7mm🔎|
Thank you Nicholas John Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The cutest of all spiders, the jumpers (Salticidae) do have 8 eyes (not 6), though difficult to see.
Obviously the 2 headlights at the front & 2 side parkers. Going on top of the head, theres a nearly invisible pair, and finally the pair a the back. (2-2-4). Our Bronze Aussie Jumper (Helpis cf minitabunda) probably shows all 8 the best.
Nicholas said "Whereas Clynotis severus is almost exclusively a trunk dweller"