Masked Jumping Spider
Adelaide Hills
Black & White Jumping Spider
S1, Male, dorsal
Masked Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus nigrofemoratus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
Species: Masked Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus nigrofemoratus)
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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.

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