SALTICIDAE - JUMPING SPIDER

FACT FILE - 020

Family

Salticidae

Species

Sandalodes superbus
(Karsch, 1878)

Body Length

Female: 13mm
Male: 11mm

Habitat

Under loose bark of Eucalypt trees. Shelters in silken retreat.

Toxicity

Unknown, but considered too small to be harmful to humans.

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0201

Male. Photo: ┬ęTony Daley.

0206

Male. Pattern variation.

0207

Male. Facing view.

0203

Old female.

0204

Female.

 

 

The male and female have distinctly different markings. May be mistaken for two different spiders.