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Jotus auripes

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Species:
Jotus auripes (Otto and Hill)
(see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: about 4 mm
Habitat:
On leaves, bark or leaf litter
Toxicity:
May cause local pain
Jotus auripes

The male spider in the above photo can be seen to have iridescent green hairs associated with its palps and according to (Otto and Hill) this is a distinctive feature of Jotus auripes, which is common in localities in and near Sydney, which was where this spider was found. Though they cannot be seen in the above image because of the angle from which the photo was taken, there are bright red-orange hairs on the inside bases of Legs I and II if the spider is a 'true' Jotus auripes specimen and not one of the many otherwise similar Jotus known to be present in Australia.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Jotus species and some Maratus species that were previously known as Lycidas species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 October 2017.