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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Arasia mollicoma

Flat-white Jumping Spider at Aranda Bushland

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Arasia mollicoma at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018
Arasia mollicoma at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018
Arasia mollicoma at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018
Arasia mollicoma at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018

Identification history

Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Arasia mollicoma 7 Jun 2018 KimPullen
Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Salticidae (family) 13 Apr 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 23 Mar 2018 CathB

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Author's notes

Looks like spider previously reported on Black Mtn. See https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sighting/3375421. Also seen elsewhere in Aranda Bushland and Mt Painter.

2 comments

CathB1.1K wrote:
   7 Jun 2018
I think this and another sighting from Mulligans Flat (https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/3393837) are the same as the one recently identified as Arasia mollicoma (Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) on 27 Apr 2018).
KimPullen wrote:
   7 Jun 2018
Yes Cath, I agree.

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Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 31 Mar 2018 by CathB
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Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Aug 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Jul 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 27 May 2017 by DerekC
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 May 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 May 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Apr 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Apr 2017 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Apr 2017 by AaronClausen
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2017 by CathB
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Feb 2017 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Dec 2016 by CathB
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Nov 2016 by DerekC
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2016 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Oct 2016 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Oct 2016 by CathB
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2016 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Corunastylis sp. (A midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2016 by CathB
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2016 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2016 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2016 by CathB
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Sep 2016 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2016 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Aug 2016 by CathB

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 Mar 2018 Recorded on
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