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Omoedus durvillei (Walckenaer, 1837) d'Urville's Jumping Spider

A medium-sized ant-eating jumping spider known from New Guinea, its adjacent islands, and northern Australia, in rainforest and fringes. Both males and females are black with white wavy lines across the rear of the abdomen. Prey, almostly exclusively ants, is caught by ambush, active pursuit and web gleaning. The species name is for Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 - 8 May 1842). ♀ 11mm ♂ 10mm

Female adult from above IRM 264 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Female adult from above, facing, IRM 264 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Female adult from side, near Cairns. AUS-052


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Iain R. Macaulay

Female from rear, Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Iain R. Macaulay

Female adult from side, near Cairns. AUS-052


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Iain R. Macaulay

Female from side AUS-094 Mossman


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Female epigyne IRM 264 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male from behind AUS-114 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male from behind AUS-114 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult AUS-185 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Male adult AUS-263 Barron Gorge


Zenodorus durvillei
Photo: Robert Whyte

Illustration, Davies and Zabka 1989


Zenodorus durvillei
Illustration: Marek Zabka

 

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