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


Small Garden Jumping Spider - Opisthoncus polyphemus


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

Body length 6mm
This is a small jumping spider, with distinct black and white patterns on thorax. This spider is quite common is Brisbane gardens and backyards. They usually hunting on small shrubs and low trees. Above pictures were taken in our backyard in Eight Mail Plains on Oct 2003.
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We found this spider in our backyard a few times.

1. Jumping spider Opisthoncus polyphemus - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
2. Species Opisthoncus polyphemus (L. Koch, 1867) - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study. 
3. Opisthoncus polyphemus (L. Koch, 1867) - Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library, by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999. 

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