Ant-mimicking Jumping Spider
Ventral
Adelaide Hills
Masked Jumping Spider
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Masked Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus cf nigrofemoratus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
Species: Masked Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus cf nigrofemoratus)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Of this species Suzie & Jim said "The holotype only included a male and Koch’s original description (translated)
“Attus nigrofemoratus
...
The legs are hairy white, the hips brownish-yellow, only the foremost darker, the thighs black-brown...”
The female was not described but derived later from association.

Copyright © 2011-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Feb-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.