This is a new jumping spider – it might be called a “Opisthoncus mordax” but I’m not 100%. In this photo you can see the markings on his abdomen are unusual to the jumpers I normally photograph. He has a distinctive white x pattern.
Today after lunch with a friend I took a long walk to Kings Park. There were some flowers (and plenty of bees!) despite the fact that we’re just beginning our autumn season here in Western Australia. There is always some colour and activity when I head to the park, I’m always surprised by what I encounter.
I’m looking forward to this winter season (wildflower season!!) when we can get out and hunt for new flower species in the hills and other areas of the state.
It was very pleasing to spot the black and white jumping spider near the end of my day today…
Such a distinguished little spider.
ps: I’ve had a lot of free this week because I’m starting a new role next Monday! Incase you were wondering why I was able to walk about and have long lunches… Things are changing here for me work wise, and I’m quite thrilled for this new opportunity. Change is good!