Thursday, 18 September 2008

Australian Jumping Spider

.....Breda jovialis

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

After seeing JL's recent post here I mentioned that I would share this photo of an Australian Jumping Spider, Breda jovialis, taking a huntsman. It's not a recent photo - it was taken in October 2006.

In the bush these spiders are found under loose bark on trees but these days, the nooks and crannies of house walls and garden fences are equally acceptable to them. Adults are found during spring and summer. The females body length is 9mm while the males body length is only 6mm.

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Australian Jumping Spider - Breda jovialis - takes a huntsman


  1. Great documentation, Mosura.
    Sometimes the little guys win, eh?

  2. Thanks Denis - It's one of those "right place/right time" photos.

  3. LOL - thanks for putting this up, Mosura. Great find! B jovialis is well named! A Salticid with attitude, that's for sure! :-)

  4. Thanks JL - Sorry for being so rude. I though I had already replied.
    Yes it's an interesting name for a spider -)