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Small Garden Jumping Spider

Posted by Darren on March 30, 2011

This small jumping spider (Opisthoncus polyphemus) is one of the most common jumping spider species that I see around the garden.  They are common amongst the palms and lillipillies, and can be quite well camouflaged.  I often seen them stalking small flies amongst the leaves, often approaching from underneath surrounding foliage before making a very fast jumping strike.  I quite often spot the unlucky fly first, and when approaching to take a photo, find that it is hanging from the jaws of one of these little spiders.

One Response to “Small Garden Jumping Spider”

  1. He is actually very pretty. I don’t see anything dangling in this picture so hunting must be slow for this little guy today.

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