I've been seeing many, many honeybrown beetles (Ecnolagria grandis) around WHP in the past few visits. This female Sandalodes superbus, Australia's largest jumping spider, has decided to see what they taste like.
These female Sandalodes superbus look very different to the males.
Hunting for prey on the welcome sign within a local nature reserve.
Possibly Australia's largest jumping spider they also show little fear of big creatures.
Described as the largest and most robust of its species, this very dark male jumping spider was about 13 mm long. Fangs were large and above dark eyes was a furry brow. Palps were dark and long. Front legs were long and had faint white banding like the other legs. The abdomen had a thin white line along the anterior margin and a flattened "x" pattern in white. two pairs of white specks were seen in front of and posterior to the X mark.
Spotted trying to catch a small fly in a local garden.