Black & White Brushed Jumper
S2, Male, Face
Black & White Brushed Jumper
S2, Male, Black Hairy Leg
Black & White Brushed Jumper (Jotus karllagerfeldi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black & White Brushed Jumper (Jotus karllagerfeldi)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Male, Eyes🔎
Other name: Black and White Brushed Jumper

Thank you Joseph Schubert for identifying and Suzanne and Jim, David Muirhead & Belinda Copland for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long.
These are known for their green eyes & long, black hairy front 4 legs. Notice on the outside of the black hairy legs, there are long white hairs mixed in. This is visible in the profile shots. They are a dark spider (with black base colour) with pale hairs. With S2 we bumped up the lighting to highlight features, but this tends to distort colour somewhat.
3 male specimens found in Apr & May

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.