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Helpis? A Bark-dwelling Jumping Spider

This medium sized jumper makes a shallow whitish retreat about 25cmm for her eggs under the bark of grey gums and other similar eucalypts. She occupies this nest with her eggs. ♀ 9mm ♂ 7mm

From above


Arasia sp.
Photo: Robert Whyte

Nesting egg chamber with spider inside


Arasia sp.
Photo: Robert Whyte

On the edge of the bark


Arasia sp.
Photo: Robert Whyte

Pregnant female


Arasia sp.
Photo: Robert Whyte

From above


Arasia sp.
Photo: Dr Greg Anderson

 

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