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Genus Phidippus

jumping spider-male Phidippus clarus - Phidippus clarus - male unipunctatus - Phidippus audax Phidippus regius - male Spider - Phidippus audax Bold Jumper - Phidippus audax Phidippus johnsoni? - Phidippus - female Nice Healthy Salticid - Phidippus audax - female  Phidippus clarus? - Phidippus clarus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Phidippus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The 'No Taxon' groups are based on Edwards 2004.(1)
Explanation of Names
Likely from Cicero's oration (speech) De Rege Deiotaro; Phidippus was a slave who was physician to King Deiotaros.(2)
Phidippus: Greek, 'one who spares horses'.(2)
Numbers
60 species(1)
Range
North America from Alaska to Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Easter Island, Hawaii, and the Greater Antilles.
(from: Edwards - Rev. of the Genus Phidippus, Abstract pg. vii)(1)
Food
Insects, spiders and possibly other small invertebrates and vertebrates as well.
P. regius has been documented eating a tree frog and an Anolis sp. in FL.
Print References
Occasional Papers of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods Vol. 11 2004
Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
By G. B. Edwards, Ph.D.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services(1)

Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
By D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds)
American Arachnological Society, 2005
ISBN: 0-9771439-0-2(2)

Spiders of the North Woods by Larry Weber 2003
ISBN 0-9673793-4-2

A Field Guide to Spiders and Scorpions of Texas
By John A. Jackman
Gulf Publishing, 2002(3)

Florida's Fabulous Spiders 2002(4)

Spiders And Their Kin (Revised And Updated) 2002
ISBN 1-58238-156-9

Spiders Of Connecticut by Benjamin Julian Kaston
State Geological And Natural History Survey Of Connecticut
Department Of Environmental Protection
1981 Bulletin 70 Revised Edition

Jumping Spiders In The Cincinnati Region Of Ohio by Charles M. Oehler
Ohio Biological Survey - Biological Notes No. 13 1980
Published by the College Of Biological Sciences - The Ohio State University

The Spider Book by John Henry Comstock
Fifth printing 1980
ISBN 0-8014-0084-8

How to Know the Spiders by B. J. Kaston(5)
Third Edition 1978
ISBN: 0697048985

Common Spiders Of The United States by James H. Emerton 1961
ISBN 486-20223-2


Out of print but occasionally available online
A number of Phidippus and other spider species were first described in the early writings listed below.
Other writings listed contain records, descriptions, detailed reports, drawings, pictures, etc. of Phidippus and other spiders.


Biology, Predation Ecology, and Significance of Spiders in Texas Cotton Ecosystems
with a Key to the Species
R. G. Breene, D. A. Dean, M. Nyffeler, and G. B. Edwards
The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station - The Texas A&M University System
B-1711 December 1993

A Guide to the Common Spiders Of Illinois by Bennett Moulder
Illinois State Museum Popular Science Series, Vol. X 1992
ISBN 0-89792-135-6

Spider Communication - Mechanisms and Ecological Significance
Edited by Peter N. Witt and Jerome S. Rovner
Princeton University Press 1982
ISBN 0-691-08291-X

Spiders of The University of Kansas Natural History Reservation and Rockefeller Experimental Tract by Henry S. Fitch
University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Misc. Publication No. 33 12/20/63

Guide To Some Common Colorado Spiders by Walker Van Riper
University of Colorado Museum Leaflets, Boulder, CO 1950

Common Spiders Of Maryland by Martin H. Muma
The Natural History Society Of Maryland 1943

The Spiders Of Nebraska by Leonard G. Worley And Gayle B. Pickwell
Studies From The Department Of Zoology
The University Of Nebraska No. 135 December, 1931

Revision Of The Attidae Of North America by George W. Peckham And Elizabeth G. Peckham
Transactions Of The Wisconsin Academy Of Science, Arts And Letters
Vol. XVI, Part I, No. 5 1909

Spiders Of The Phidippus Group Of The Family Attidae by George W. Peckham And Elizabeth G. Peckham
Transactions Of The Wisconsin Academy Of Science, Arts And Letters Vol. XIII 1901

Spiders Of The Family Attidae From Central America And Mexico by George W. And Elizabeth G. Peckham
Occasional Papers Of The Natural History Society Of Wisconsin Vol. III April, 1896

New England Spiders Of The Family Attidae by James H. Emerton
Transactions Of The Connecticut Academy Of Arts And Sciences Vol. VIII October, 1891

The Spiders Of The United States by Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, MD
Occasional Papers Of The Boston Society Of Natural History II 1875
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
3.A Field Guide to Spiders and Scorpions of Texas
John A. Jackman. 2002. Gulf Publishing.
4.Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Sam Marshall, G. B. Edwards. 2002. World Publications.
5.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.