Chink Jumping Spider - Holoplatys complanata


This page contains pictures and information about Chink Jumping Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 12mm
This is a large Jumping Spider. It is grey-brown in colour with dark brown patterns on each side of abdomen. Its legs are relatively short, with brown to pale brown in colour.
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The spider has a flattened brown abdomen that is an elongate oval shape. The body shape is perfect to hide and live in retreat under loose barks.
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The spider hunting on bark, it is well camouflage. Hanging from its safety-line, it jumps down, swings and lands on the insects when the insects just lands on the tree trunk.
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We sometimes find this spider on smooth tree trunk in Eucalyptus forest.
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It hides and build retreat under loose barks. 

1. Jumping spiders Family Salticidae - by Ed Nieuwenhuys, 26 November 2006.
2. Holoplatys complanata - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007. 


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