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Apricia jovialis jumping spider Found in most habitats along coastal eastern Australia, including Tasmania. A flattish jumper with thickened front legs.  <br />
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I see them displaying a creeping cautious behaviour, often twisting the cephalothorax one way or the other while the abdomen remains stationary. <br />
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Male 4 mm length Apricia jovialis,Araneae,Australia,Geotagged,Jovial jumper,Jumping Spider,Macro,Salticidae,Spring,arachnid,arthropod,invertebrate,new south wales Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Apricia jovialis jumping spider

Found in most habitats along coastal eastern Australia, including Tasmania. A flattish jumper with thickened front legs.

I see them displaying a creeping cautious behaviour, often twisting the cephalothorax one way or the other while the abdomen remains stationary.

Male 4 mm length

    comments (4)

  1. Nice one, Ruth. Very useful angle showing so much detail. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. We spoke of this benefit before I think, as so many people favour taking the full front facial perspective of jumpers. This shot was a necessity as he just wouldn't keep still and I was time poor for hanging around for multiple images. Posted 7 months ago
      1. That's right, the art of turning a downside into an upside. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Really gorgeous jumper! And so little! Posted 7 months ago

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''Apricia jovialis'' , known as the jovial jumper is a small species of jumping spider found in Australia. This dark spider with yellow bands is often seen sheltering on tree bark.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 10, 2020. Captured Oct 9, 2020 12:51 in 112 Scenic Dr, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm