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Genus Salticus

Zebra Spider - Salticus scenicus Zebra Spider - Salticus scenicus - female Tiny Spider - Salticus scenicus Zebra Jumper? - Salticus scenicus Salticidae B.D. - Salticus scenicus salticidae - Salticus scenicus - female Salticus palpalis Zebra Jumper - Salticus scenicus - 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 Salticus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Salticus Latreille, 1804
Explanation of Names
Latin meaning: 'dancing' or 'to dance'
5 species in BugGuide's range.
Salticus austinensis: TX & Mexico (1)
Salticus falcarius: AL (this is a questionable species; was only described once by Hentz 1846 and the only collection locality was Alabama)
Salticus palpalis: AZ, CA (1), & BugGuide records add NV.
Salticus peckhamae: CA, NM, TX, & UT... presumably the whole southwest then(?) (the TX locality is from a verified BugGuide record, all others from (1))
Salticus scenicus: throughout southern Canada and the entire United States, though doesn't appear to be common in the south.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Attidae of North America
Peckham, G. W., and E. G. Peckham. 1909. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Vol. XVI, Part 1, No. 5: 355-646, plates XXIX-LI.