Brown Jumper -? Simaetha thoracica 


This page contains pictures and information about Brown Jumpers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. We think this is the Simaetha thoracica but we are not exactly sure.

Body length 6mm
We sometimes found this small jumping spider wandering on plants in eucalypt forest. It is metallic brown in colour, with a small round button to heart shaped abdomen. 
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Its front pair of eyes are relatively small as a jumping spider. 
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We sometimes find this jumping spider hunting on wattle leaves and stems. 
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1. Jumping spider Simaetha thoracica - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
2. Simaetha thoracica Thorell 1881 - Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library, by Jerzy Proszynski 1997.
3. Spiders of Australia: An Introduction to Their Classification, Biology & Distribution - Hawkeswood T, Pensoft Pub, 2003, p846. 


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