Simaethula sp. (genus)

A jumping spider at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Simaethula sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Simaethula sp. (genus) 7 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Simaethula sp. (genus) 7 Mar 2022 CathB

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I watched this little spider pounce on the whitefly. When I put the tape behind its leaf, it helpfully jumped on and measured itself.

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Mar 2022 11:58 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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