Black & White Jumping Spider
S1, Male, posterior
Ellura
Black & White Jumping Spider
S1, Male, ventral
 
                      
Black & White Jumping Spider (Paraplatoides sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black & White Jumping Spider (Paraplatoides sp)
This Photo:     🔍S3, Male, posterior🔎
Other name: Black and White Jumping Spider

Thank you Ethan Yeoman for identifying and John Douglas for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long
Notice the 4 spines under each of the front legs, plus a couple on top of each front thigh.
Ethan said "Sandalodes is quite large and robust, whereas Paraplatoides is flattened (when viewed in lateral aspect)."
This one clearly is quite flat.
Photographed 3 males in Dec & Jan.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Dec-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.