Black & White Brushed Jumper
S1, Male, ventral
Unusual Peacock Spider
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Jumping Spider (Salticidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Unusual Peacock Spider (Maratus anomalus)|
|This Photo:||Male, dorsal|
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
Our 1st Peacock spider Didn't even see the blue until we had a camera on it.
This is an important record as they have only been known from the Eastern States, so a range extension.
Black anterior stripe on 3rd row legs, which are covered in white hair lower down.
Blue upper abdomen, with white anterior horizontal strip AND red/orange horizontal posterior stripe.
Black cephalothorax, with white rear stripes, red/orange anterior edge stripes around the eyes, and white & red/orange dappled hair cut.