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Little jumper Another little Salticidae taken up residence in my garden Fall,Geotagged,Hyllus argyrotoxus,Salticidae,South Africa,arachnids,south africa,spiders Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Excellent species intro, Claire! We missed you :) Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. I have missed being here too so once again I am trying to catch up! Posted 5 years ago
        1. I will, but I am not so sure I will have the time to take many photos but hey...you never know!! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Awww i love jumpers...i came across a zebra jumper the other day and it was tiny...only a couple of mm..i tried getting a pic of it but it just wouldn't stay still long enough and the light was poor so gave up in the end. I am looking to get one...i would love to get the Portia or Peacock. Great capture though Claire, well done! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Garry. We get quite a few down here, love them. Appears though they have all gone into hibernation for the winter. Roll on spring! Posted 5 years ago

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Hyllus are sturdy, solid looking spiders that are quite large <>16mm. They tend to be stout, hairy and dull in colour. Species in this genus tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open.
Hyllus argyrotoxus is found along the eastern coastal region of South Africa.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded May 1, 2015. Captured Apr 27, 2015 10:39 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/18.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm