Striped jumping spider

Aprica jovialis, family Salticidae


Small black spider with white stripe down body and the spider jumps.

Spider can easily climb glass.

Length: Leg span 2cm.


Eastern Australia around homes and gardens.


Painful with redness, swelling; in most cases pain fades with 1-2 hours. Spider seems to bite without apparent provocation.

Venom: Not studied but the bite is more problematical, at least in the short term, than other spiders.


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