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Garden Jumping Spider - Opisthoncus sp.

FAMILY SALTICIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about Garden Jumping Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
 
This jumping spider is common in Brisbane gardens and backyards. They are usually found hunting on green leaves during the days.
 
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The spider is brown in colour with white pattern on its abdomen and thorax. Patterns may be vary between individuals. 
 
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Jumping Spider hunts by jumping onto its prey, usually from a higher leaf to a lower leaf. The spider can even capture a flying target. The above pictures show the Jumping Spiders captured a small fly and a Flower Spider.
 
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Jumping Spiders hunt by their vision during the day time. This Jumping Spider just captured a mosquito. 
 
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Jumping Spider can easily walk on the bottom side of a waxy leaf without any problem.
 
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This spider is common in garden and backyard in Brisbane. 
 
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This Jumping Spider builds retreat by partly rolling a leaf with silk.
 

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Last updated: March 06, 2005.
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