David v Goliath (Ocrisiona jovialis)
I finally discovered what these small (10mm) jumping spiders (with the fancy G string) eat... they pounce onto much bigger spiders. The move was so fast. If it wasn't accidental then it looks a very sensible choice of bite site as the prey is probably 20 times the mass of the jumper. Once committed I guess they just hang on and hope for the best. The larger spider could not shake it off and finally went still.
( Reminiscent of the weasel on the woodpecker )
Under a pavilion in a local sports/nature reserve.
Old name 'Breda jovialis'. but Breda are found in South America.
Yet to ID the prey.
Video next time.
''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.