T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Jumping spider (Hypoblemum albovittatum) House hopper

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Section: Entelegynae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Hypoblemum
Synonym: Euophryini parvula
Species: Hypoblemum albovittatum
Common name:  House Hoppers

These 7 to 8 mm spiders were accidentally introduced from Queensland Australia  usually seen on walls during the warmer part of the day. They are very moble and jump from surface to surface.  
The difference between the male and female is that the male is darker and has a mat of tan coloured hair within the eye rectangle instead of the smooth dark area found on the female.

Visit http://www.findaspider.org.au/find/spiders/458.htm for more information.

Male
  

Male


Male


Female


A house hopper eating a fly.

  
Female