Golden Tail Jumper - Astia hariola


This page contains pictures and information about Golden Tail Jumpers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm, male
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We found this Golden Tail Jumping Spider once in Karawatha Forest on Aug 2007. The spider was hunting on a large smooth bark gum tree trunk. 
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The golden tail and black body is mimicking the Golden-tailed Spiny Ant. The golden tail and black body pattern seems formed a Mullerian Mimicry complex, members include this Golden Tail Jumper, Ant-mimicking Swift Spider, Golden Ant-mimicking Spider, Ant-mimic Bug and of cause the Golden-tailed Spiny Ant.

1. Astia hariola - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2007 
2. Astia hariola - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007
3. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p28  


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