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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Myrmarachne sp. (genus)

Unidentified Ant-mimic jumping spider at Mount Painter

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Myrmarachne sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 Mar 2018
Myrmarachne sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 Mar 2018

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Unlike a previous individual, this spider showed an interest in the camera and waved its front legs like ant antennae.

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Ardozyga amblopis (A Gelechioid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
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Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Storosa obscura (Dark Storosa) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Platypezidae sp. (family) (Unidentified platypezid fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phryganeutis cinerea at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Mount Painter - 27 Mar 2020 by CathB
Stenosmylus stenopterus (An Osmylid Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB
Zonopetala decisana (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Thelymitra megcalyptra (Swollen sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 17 Mar 2020 by CathB
Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2020 by CathB
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2020 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 5 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Mount Painter - 1 Mar 2020 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2020 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2020 by CathB
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2020 by CathB
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 6 Jan 2020 by CathB
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 6 Jan 2020 by CathB
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Goniaea carinata (Black kneed gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 1 Dec 2019 by CathB
Maratus purcellae (Purcell's peacock spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Thelymitra megcalyptra (Swollen sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 by CathB
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Groundhopper or Pygmy grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Sep 2019 by CathB
Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019 by CathB
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Aug 2019 by CathB
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB
Omoedus marginatus (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 16 Aug 2019 by CathB
Pseudoscorpiones sp. (order) (False Scorpion, Pseudoscorpion) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 by CathB
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 by CathB
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019 by CathB
Crambidae sp. (family) (A crambid snout mouth) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 9 Mar 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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