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Species Colonus sylvanus

Spider - Colonus sylvanus - male Jumping spider - Colonus sylvanus Thiodina sylvana female - Colonus sylvanus - female spider - Colonus sylvanus Male Thiodina sylvana? - Colonus sylvanus Jumping Spider - Colonus sylvanus - male Adventures of Miss Sylvia - Colonus sylvanus Colonus sylvanus? - Colonus sylvanus - female
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 Colonus
Species sylvanus (Colonus sylvanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously Thiodina sylvana. See the World Spider Catalog.
Explanation of Names
The name sylvana suggests association with woodlands(1)
Body length about 7.5mm or less.

Eastern half of the United States.(1)
Usually associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.(1)
Egg sacs made in late spring or summer.(1)
See Also
Colonus puerperus 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. The white patch on Colonus sylvanus is circular or squared. In contrast, C. puerperus 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:
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.