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Hypoblemum albovittatum (Keyserling, 1882) White-banded House Jumper

This species has a small male, 3.5 - 4mm body length, the female somewhat resembling Lycidas scutuatus often seen around built-up areas on walls and fences during the warmer part of the day. Very mobile, quick to jump. It does not have a high white garland around the head but has fluffy white pedipalps, ♀ 7mm ♂ 5mm

Male adult facing Walton Bridge Reserve 8-1-10


Hypoblemum albovittatum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult oblique from above Walton Bridge Reserve 8-1-10


Hypoblemum albovittatum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult from above North Stradbroke Island 24-11-11


Hypoblemum albovittatum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult, smaller, from above 6-04-12 Green Hill Reserve


Hypoblemum albovittatum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult, smaller, from side 6-04-12 Green Hill Reserve


Hypoblemum albovittatum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Illustration: L. Koch


This illustration was the original Habrocestum albovittatum described by Keyserlling then changed to Hypoblemum albovittatum but It is not the Hypoblemum albovittatum we know today as redescribed in 2002 by Zabka and Pollard.

Hypoblemum albovittatum
Illustration: L. Koch

 

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