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Omoedus metallescens (Koch L., 1879) Cast-iron Zenodorus

A medium to large, powerful, robust, dark brown to black jumping spider with prominent white markings, found in north Queensland. The species name refers to the distinctive white patterns on the abdomen resembling cast-iron designs in European gates and fencework. In life the body appears more brown than it does in flash phoptography. ♀ 11mm ♂ 11mm

Female AUS-364 Alligator Creek, Townsville


Omoedus metallescens
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Female AUS-364 Alligator Creek, Townsville


Omoedus metallescens
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Iain Macaulay

Female AUS-364 Alligator Creek, Townsville facing


Omoedus metallescens
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Female AUS-364 Alligator Creek, Townsville facing


Omoedus metallescens
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Female AUS-364 Alligator Creek, Townsville facing


Omoedus metallescens
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Female, Ingham area


Zenodorus metallescens
Photo: Vesko Petkov

Female, Inham area, from above


Zenodorus metallescens
Photo: Vesko Petkov

Female, Ingham area, facing oblique


Zenodorus metallescens
Photo: Vesko Petkov

Illustrations


omoedus metallescens
Top: Drawings by Koch, bottom left epigyne of AUS-364 Photo: Robert Whyte, bottom right drawings by Zabka

 

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