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Biting jumping spider ( Opisthoncus mordax) Male spider about 8-10 mm long searching amongst leaves. Australia,Biting Jumping Spider,Geotagged,Opisthoncus mordax,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Biting jumping spider ( Opisthoncus mordax)

Male spider about 8-10 mm long searching amongst leaves.

    comments (6)

  1. That's one very handsome Salticid. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you Ruth. Yes handsome and fast but inquisitive Posted 8 days ago
  2. What a dramatic sexual dimorphism! Posted 9 days ago
    1. You are right and at first it is hard to believe when you see the male and female. Posted 8 days ago
  3. Interesting common name. I wonder if there are any spiders that don't bite. 8-) Posted 8 days ago
    1. Hi Mark.
      Yes it is an unusual name for a spider. Maybe the person doing the naming run out of names and just came up with this one.
      Posted 7 days ago

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Opisthoncus mordax, the Biting Jumping Spider, is a jumping spider that occurs in Australia.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ernst
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By Ernst

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Uploaded Jan 8, 2019. Captured Jan 2, 2019 22:24 in 6 Crusader Rd, Galston NSW 2159, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/664s
  • ISO6400
  • 55mm