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


Orange-black Jumping Spider - ? Holoplatys sp.


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

Body length 5mm
We found this spider on gum tree trunk in Karawatha Forest Dec 2010. This spider has orange thorax and black abdomen. There are two write lines run along abdomen edge. We believe this spider mimic the Strobe Ant.
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It has the flat body makes it easy to move under loose bark. It moves quickly with jerky motion. 
It was running up tree trunk when we found it. We thought it was a Strobe Ant running up tree. It has the same size and same colour patterns as the Strobe Ant. It even ran in a rapid and jerking movement, exactly the same as the Strobe Ant. When we came to have a closer look, it ran quickly and jump as a jumping spider. 

1. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p28.
2. Spiders - genus Holoplatys - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2007.  
3. Holoplatys planissima - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2008. 


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