Jumping Spiders
Genus Opisthoncus
Small Garden Jumping Spider
Two-spotted Jumping Spider
Garden Jumping Spider
Biting Jumping Spider
Long-jawed Jumping Spider
Colourful Biting Jumper 
Genus Sandalodes
Double-brush Jumper 
Ludicra Jumping Spider
Flat-white Jumping Spider
Flat-brown Jumping Spider 
Invisible Jumping Spider
Golden Tail Jumper 
Small Brown Jumpers
Salticid Ant Eater
Three-lines Jumper 
Brown Jumper
Black Jumper
Well-dressed Jumper
Other Groups
Small Striped Jumping Spider 
Cytaea Jumping Spider
Aussie Bronze Jumper
Unknown Jumpers


Well-dressed Jumper - Servaea vestita (former Plexippus validus)


This page contains pictures and information about Well-dressed Jumpers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. We followed Robert Whyte to call it Well-dressed Jumping Spider which corresponds to the meaning of the Latin name.

Body length 5mm
The jumping spider is medium size, with flat thorax and abdomen. It is patterned dark brown all over the body.
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The spider build retreat and eggs sac under bark. We sometimes found this jumping spider wandering on gum tree trunks.

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? sp., body length 2mm
This is a small jumping spider. We found it wandering on the base of a large gum tree trunk near the ground. We think this is the Well-dressed Jumper as well or a very close related species. 

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? sp., body length 5mm
Found the above spider on May 2010 in Anstead Forest. 

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p54, 101 (Servaea sp.), 102.
2. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p30 (Plexippus validus). 
3. Jumping spider Servaea sp. - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009
4. Servaea vestita (Well-dressed Jumping Spider) - by Robert Whyte, Save Our Waterways Now.  


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