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Species Thiodina sylvana

Spider - Thiodina sylvana - male Jumping Spider (right?) - Thiodina sylvana - female ID Request - Thiodina sylvana - male Jumping spider - Thiodina sylvana Odd spider - Thiodina sylvana Whitish jumping spider with prey - Thiodina sylvana - female Jumping Spider Lair - Thiodina sylvana Thiodina sylvana - male
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)
Subfamily Thiodininae
Genus Thiodina
Species sylvana (Thiodina sylvana)
Explanation of Names
the name sylvana suggests association with woodlands(1)
Size
Body length about 7.5mm or less.
Range
Eastern half of the United States.(1)
Habitat
Usually associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.(1)
Season
Egg sacs made in late spring or summer.(1)
See Also
Thiodina puerpera males look superficially the same as the males of this species but can be separated in the field by the type of white patch in the middle of the carapace. Thiodina sylvana's white patch is circular or squared. In contrast, T. puerpera has a longitudinal white stripe that reaches almost to the posterior edge of the carapace.
Print References
Richman, D.B. and R.S. Vetter. 2004. A review of the spider genus Thiodina (Araneae, Salticidae) in the United States. J. Arach. 32(3):418-431 [download available here]
Internet References
Tree of Life images of male and female: http://www.tolweb.org/Thiodina_sylvana/5911
Works Cited
1.A review of the spider genus Thiodina (Araneae, Salticidae) in the United States
David B. Richman & Richard S. Vetter. 2004. The Journal of Arachnology 32: 418-431.