Scientific Name: Astia hariola
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Species documented in 1879 by L. Koch.
Females slightly larger than males at about 6mm, males reaching up to 5mm in body length. Males are more brightly coloured than the females. They have yellow to orange bands running over the abdomen.
Usually under eucalypt bark.
Belonging to family Salticidae (jumping spiders). salto meaning to dance in latin.
Australian Government, 2007. Australian Faunal Directory, Available from: <http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/details.pl? pstrVol=ARANEOMORPHAE;pstrTaxa=8555;pstrChecklistMode=1> [Accessed 9th February 2007]
Atkinson, Ron. 2002. Astia hariola, University of Southern Queensland. Available from: <http://www.usq.edu.au/spider/find/spiders/408.htm> [Accessed 9th February 2007]