Apricia jovialisCommon name: Basking Jumping Spider

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Description: Females are approximately 10 millimetres long. Males are about 6 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.

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

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia. Robert Whyte and Greg Anderson. CSIRO. 2017

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

Atlas of Living Australia http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:1f5c2130-0207-4b2f-8847-22b496d2072f

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