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Simaethula sp. (genus)

A jumping spider at Stromlo, ACT

Simaethula sp. (genus) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. (genus) at Stromlo, ACT - 30 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Simaethula sp. (genus) 30 Mar 2022 woyapp
Simaetha sp. (genus) 30 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 30 Mar 2022 WindyHen

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0.5 - 1cm

4 comments

woyapp wrote:
   30 Mar 2022
Simaethula sp. rather than Simaetha.
Many undescribed species around.
WindyHen wrote:
   30 Mar 2022
Thanks. There certainly are many different spiders. I appreciate your efforts to identify this one. I thought the bigger front legs were interesting, almost like a crab.
woyapp wrote:
   31 Mar 2022
@WindyHen yep, these are a funny looking spider! There are a few jumping spider genera that have that "crab" front leg look, sometimes even more so than some spiders in the Crab Spider family - Thomisidae.
If this is the species I think it is, it's been given the curious common name of "Captain Hook"!
WindyHen wrote:
   31 Mar 2022
That’s a good name for it! It could give a big punch to a little insect.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 30 Mar 2022 09:09 AM Recorded on
  • WindyHen Recorded by

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