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Jumping spider (Trite mustilina)

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:        Arachnida
Order:       Araneae
Family:      Salticidae
Subfamily:  Euophryinae
Genus:      Trite
Species:     T. mustilina
Binominal name:  Trite mustilina

Trite mustilina is a spider in the Trite genus in the Salticidae family of jumping spiders and is found only in New Zealand. Though recorded from the North Island, they are regularly observed in the Dunedin area on the broad drooping leaves of Astelias and flaxes.

These spiders vary in colour.