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We found this spider jumping from one leaf to the other on our citrus trees.

Apparently there are more than 300 species of jumping spider across Australia, so I haven’t been able to narrow this one down to a specific species.  It is an interesting looking spider though – as far as spiders go.  I must admit I am not a spider fan.  However, keeping a species list has meant that I now look at them more closely than I used to do.  From a safe distance, that is!

Information I have read on jumping spiders tells me they rarely bite, and that if they do, it doesn’t cause much damage. Just a little local irritation.

If there are any spider experts out there, I would love to know which species this one is so I can add it to my list.