Red-faced Jumping Spider
Male, Blue 3rd Legs
Red-faced Jumping Spider
Male, posterior
Red-faced Jumping Spider (Saitis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red-faced Jumping Spider (Saitis sp)
This Photo:     🔍Male, Face🔎

Thank you Suzanne and Jim for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is an undescribed species.
~4mm long
Red face
Yellow/orange hairy palps
Waved 3rd leg (couldn't get a photo of it)
Metallic Blue scales on 3rd legs
White hair on the inside metatarsusi of the 3rd legs
A strange red structure behind it's head
Large rear eyes
3 vertical white stripes at the back of the head, and around the lower rim of the cephalothorax.

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