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Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae)Maratus calcitrans

1 Kicking peacock spider at Aranda Bushland

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Maratus calcitrans at Aranda Bushland - 15 May 2020
Maratus calcitrans at Aranda Bushland - 15 May 2020
Maratus calcitrans at Aranda Bushland - 15 May 2020
Maratus calcitrans at Aranda Bushland - 15 May 2020
Maratus calcitrans at Aranda Bushland - 15 May 2020

Identification history

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Author's notes

A juvenile peacock spider taking in the view from its roo-poo lookout. The pattern on the abdomen looks different from that of the M. calcitrans often seen in this area.

1 comment

   23 May 2020
Asked Stuart Harris about this one, who confirmed it was a juvenile M. calitrans

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • 15 May 2020 Recorded on
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