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


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.
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Female, body length 8mm
The female was found in Karawatha Forest on Sep 2009. It was hiding under the loose bark of a gum tree.
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1. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p28  
2. Spiders - genus Astia - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2007 
3. Astia hariola - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007


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