- Genus Opisthoncus
- This page contains pictures and information about Jumping Spiders in Genus
Opisthoncus that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- We found a number of jumping spiders in this Genus
Opisthoncus. All of them are hunters on green leaves. They are
from medium to large size, brown, dark-brown to black colours.
- Small Garden Jumping Spider
- Opisthoncus polyphemus, body length 6mm
- This is a small jumping spider, with distinct black and white patterns on
thorax. This spider is common is Brisbane gardens and backyards. They
usually hunting on small shrubs and low trees. Above pictures were taken in
our backyard in Eight Mail Plains. Please visit this page
for more information on this spider.
- Two-spotted Jumping Spider
- ? Opisthoncus sp., body length 6mm
- We found in spider in Sunnybank near Bulimba Creek on Dec 2007.
Please check this page for more
- Garden Jumping Spider
- Opisthoncus parcedentatus, body length 8mm
- The spider is brown in colour with
white pattern on its abdomen and thorax. The spider hunt actively during day time.
The spider is usually found hunting on green leaves. Garden Jumping Spider
is common in garden and backyard in Brisbane. Click here
for more pictures and information.
- Biting Jumping Spider
- Opisthoncus mordax, body length 10mm
- We found this jumping spider hunting on leave during day time. It body is shiny
black in colour, with a with line on the middle of its abdomen. The first pair
of legs are strong and with spines. This Jumping Spider is common in Brisbane gardens and
backyards. Click here for more
pictures and information.
- Long-jawed Jumping Spider
- Opisthoncus sp., body length 10mm
- We found this Long-jawed Jumping Spider in Brisbane Botanic Garden on late
summer Feb 2005. Please check this page
for more information.
- Colourful Biting Jumper
- ? Opisthoncus sp., body length 10mm
- We found this jumping spider in Karawatha Forest She-oak area on Dec 2007. It
looks very similar to the Biting Jumper
Spider above. Details please check this page.
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Spiders - genus
Opisthoncus - lifeunseen.com,
by Nick Monaghan, 2007.
- 3. Salticidae Jumping Spiders - Spiders of Australia, Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2009.
- 4. SALTICIDAE Blackwall, 1841 - Australian Biological Resources Study.
- 5. PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF JUMPING SPIDERS
- R.R. Jackson and S.D. Pollard, Annual Review of Entomology, Vol. 41: 287-308 (January 1996).
- 6. Australia - List of Species of Salticidae - by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999.
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