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
''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.