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Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis

A small black and white striped jumper common in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, in Sydney's north on the Hawkesbury inlet at Cowan Creek, also north to at least Newcastle and south to Eden. Males have long, fringed legs III typical of Saitis, a central band of white lengthways on the carapace, reddish-orange on the face around the eyes and a cream to orange yellow-moustache. The species name virgatus is Latin for striped. ♀ 6mm ♂ 5mm

Male Ku-ring-gai Chase, facing


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Male Ku-ring-gai Chase, from side


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Male Ku-ring-gai Chase,oblique view


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Male Ku-ring-gai Chase, facing, moustache visible


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Collector: Iain Macaulay Photo: Robert Whyte

Female In leaf litter from near Bellbird Grove turnoff on Mt Nebo Rd


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
GJA-7150 IMG_4554 Photo: Dr Greg Anderson

Males, from Otto & Hill, 2012


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Photos: Jürgen Otto

Males, from Otto & Hill, 2012


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Photos: Jürgen Otto

Females, from Otto & Hill, 2012


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Photos: Jürgen Otto

Males and females, courtship, from Otto & Hill, 2012


Saitis virgatus Otto & Hill, 2012 Striped Saitis
Photos: Jürgen Otto

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