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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Maratus vespertilio

Bat-like peacock spider at Black Mountain

Maratus vespertilio at Black Mountain - 1 Oct 2017

Identification history

Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Maratus vespertilio 2 Mar 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Maratus vespertilio 1 Mar 2018 Harrisi
Unidentified 25 Feb 2018 UserVvgiSFZK

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Author's notes

seen in leaf litter and bark at the base of several eucs, we think M. vespertilio? but no males sighted with them to confirm.

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HarrisiSignificant Sighting - Harrisi has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   1 Mar 2018
this one is a male, they are the most cryptic of peacock spiders and do not have any garish colouration.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • 1 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • UserVvgiSFZK Recorded by

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