Jumping Spiders: Minor Bite Symptoms • Non-Aggressive
VENOM TOXICITY - Jumping spiders are non-aggressive and few bites are known. Symptoms are minor and localised to the bite site.
Area of distribution - Australia-wide.
Spider Identification - Generally small in size - body length up to 13mm - with large eyes - brilliant colours and a strong jumping ability. Several species display metallic-hued colouring – some green and yellow bodied - others with white tufts. The tropics are home to a Jumping spider species with lichen-like hair tufts. Males are often more strikingly coloured, patterned or adorned with leg or body hair tufts than are females.
Habitat - Jumping spiders are found in a variety of habitats but prefer highly vegetated areas, often found under bark or rocks and on walls of houses and fences. Jumping spiders do not build a web.They are mostly active during the day stalking their prey - using their strong back legs to leap several centimetres to attack their prey. Usually found on all types of vegetation in a variety of habitats.
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