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Jumping spider

Fact Box
Species:
Helpis minitabunda
(QM)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 7 mm
Habitat:
In a retreat formed from a rolled up green leaf or wandering in greenery in search of prey
Toxicity:
This species is common around houses so bitings may occur but should only cause local pain and inflammation
Helpis minitabunda
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In its retreat
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The male
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Male, side view
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Another female
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Another female
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Another female
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Underside of female
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Another male

This salticid species is very common in gardens and lush bush settings in South-east Queensland. It is a very mobile salticid.

It should also be noted that there are several other named Australian Helpis species, most of which look quite similar to Helpis minitabunda.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Parahelpis abnormis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 8 November 2017.