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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Apricia jovialis

1 Jovial jumping spider at Red Hill Nature Reserve

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Apricia jovialis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Apr 2019
Apricia jovialis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Apr 2019
Apricia jovialis at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Apr 2019

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My attention was drawn to a yellowish, brown oval spinning on the end of a silk thread which seemed to be attached to some bark. The oval made its way back to the bark where I saw it was a female Jovial Jumping Spider with a cockroach. The spider stayed on the bark for a while, gripping the cockroach. I looked away to set-up my tripod and the spider, with its meal, had disappeared.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (cm)
  • 20 Apr 2019 Recorded on
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