This very attractive jumping spider was only about 6 mm long. It looked like two blobs of yellowish-orange but a closer look revealed a spider with a black cepahalothorax with an ochre colored anterior part and three thin white lines, one in the middle and two laterally placed. The abdomen had two bright orange "c"-shaped patterns facing each other with a central orange patch. All this on a background of very pale teal. The third pair of legs seemed to have dense white setae on the tarsi. The four eyes in the front were a deep green. The palps were white. Spotted on black wattle in a reservoir park.
Narre Warren East VIC 3804, Australia
2015-03-14"A stunning little spider we all hope to see. Not easy to photograph as it is so small. You did well to capture it from all angles."
2015-03-14"Thank you David. I did not know he was so special until I had a look at the photos later and heard by husband (Mark's) groan of envy ! You are right about being difficult to capture - very active and wary."
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|Created||2015-03-13 by leuba (Leuba Ridgway)|
|Updated||2015-03-14 by leuba|
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