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Spider /  ScorpionMaratus volans

Peacock spider at Jervis Bay National Park

Maratus volans at Jervis Bay National Park - 28 Oct 2018

Identification history

Spider /  Scorpion Maratus volans 14 Dec 2018 Charles Dove
Spider /  Scorpion Maratus volans 28 Oct 2018 Charles Dove
Unidentified 28 Oct 2018 Husky

Author's notes

Approx 2 to 3 mm in length On ground vegetation


   28 Oct 2018
There at at least 26 species of Peacock spider, and M. volans seems to match of the Salticidae jumping spider group. But we really need closer detail to tell. http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1096
   28 Oct 2018
Yes Mike this is just a start on this one and hoping for a few comments an interesting species of spider
Husky wrote:
   29 Oct 2018
What sort of detail should we look for? We might be able to find it again.
Husky wrote:
   29 Oct 2018
Looking at the link you posted it looks a lot like Maratus splendens - photo from a different angle and this one doesn't have his flap up
Harrisi wrote:
   18 Jan 2019
Hi folks. This one is definitely Maratus splendens, very common in wetter vegetation in your area. Maratus volans favours drier leaf litter under Corymbia maculata especially though either of these species can turn up almost anywhere. The tally for Maratus species now approaches 70 ! There is also another genus called Saratus which only contains one species (S. hesperus) which I discovered back in 2013. I'm happy to give any advice when you get peacock spider posts herein future though their season (for adults) is pretty much at an end now.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2018 9:10 AM Recorded on
  • Husky Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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