Ocrisiona jovialisCommon name: Jovial Jumping Spider

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Description: Females are approximately 6 millimetres long. Males are about 4 millimetres long.

Notes: It is only the female that has the yellow marking on the abdomen. The males have paler white markings. The spiders in these photos are female.

This spider was photographed in March and April.

This spider was previously known as Breda jovialis.

References: Identification courtesy of Kim Pullen, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

Arachne.org.au http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1856

Atlas of Living Australia http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Breda+jovialis

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