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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Prostheclina pallida    

2 Orange jumping spider at ANBG

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Prostheclina pallida at ANBG - 13 Sep 2019
Prostheclina pallida at ANBG - 13 Sep 2019
Prostheclina pallida at ANBG - 13 Sep 2019
Prostheclina pallida at ANBG - 13 Sep 2019
Prostheclina pallida at ANBG - 13 Sep 2019

Identification history

Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Prostheclina pallida 20 Sep 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Prostheclina pallida 18 Sep 2019 YumiCallaway
Unidentified 17 Sep 2019 Tim L

Significant sighting

  20 Sep 2019

1st record of this species for Canberra area, may have been introduced to Botanic Gardens in fern material originating from the coast.

Author's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting on a handrail in ANBG's Rainforest Gully.

4 comments

   18 Sep 2019
These are some references:
https://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian/salticidae/Salticidae.html
http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2145
This individual's appearance and shape match those of the images in the link of the male Prostheclina bulburin with vibrant orange hairs around the eyes and a clear-creamy colour on the rest of the body with minimal patterns.
In the second link, part of the description is that they are found "on foliage in tropical and temperate rainforests or wet eucalypt forest, frequently on ferns". Considering you found it in the Rainforest Gully, it adds to the likelihood that this is an accurate ID. It may be a different species from Prostheclina because of this individual's lack of black hairs which seem to be another indicator for the species, but I feel that this is the closest match (and there aren't any sections for Prostheclina on CNM yet).
Nice photos by the way!
   20 Sep 2019
Also see
https://media.australianmuseum.net.au/media/Uploads/Journals/18046/1471_complete.pdf
   20 Sep 2019
Barry Richardson of CSIRO provided the following "The one with the furry red face and no brush on the front legs is P. pallida. The one with the brush on first legs is P. amplior. P. bulburin is a Queensland species. P. pallida should not be here, only amplior. P. pallida loves ferns, hiding on the undersurface of the frond at lower altitudes nearer the coast."
Tim L wrote:
   20 Sep 2019
Thanks to all involved in identifying this sighting. To me, this demonstrates the importance and value of Canberra Nature Map, and of contributing to it. Tim.

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Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 23 Apr 2019
Mygalomorphae sp. (infraorder) (Unidentified mygalomorph spider) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Megadolomedes australianus (TBC) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) (A Day-Flying Moth) at ANBG - 17 Apr 2019
Prostheclina sp. (genus) (Orange jumping spider) at ANBG - 17 Apr 2019
Neuroptera (order) (Unidentified lacewing) at ANBG - 17 Apr 2019
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 14 Apr 2019
Collembola sp. (order) (Unidentified springtail) at ANBG - 14 Apr 2019
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 13 Apr 2019
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2019
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 8 Apr 2019
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at ANBG - 8 Apr 2019
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 5 Apr 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Temnosternus planiusculus (Longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Dichocrocis clytusalis (Kurrajong Bag Moth) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Afranthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum (African carder bee, Megachild bee) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Leptocneria reducta (White cedar moth) at ANBG - 1 Apr 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019
Abispa ephippium (Potter wasp, Mason wasp) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019
Sextius virescens (Acacia Tree Hopper, Acacia Horned Treehopper) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019
Trigonidium australiana (Leaf running cricket) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at ANBG - 19 Mar 2019
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at ANBG - 19 Mar 2019
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at ANBG - 14 Mar 2019
Pristomerus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2019

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.109082-35.278047
  • Altitude 606.3m
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Sep 2019 1:31 PM Recorded on
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