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Naphrys-like Sitticus? - Naphrys acerba

Naphrys-like Sitticus? - Naphrys acerba
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
June 5, 2010
Size: ~2.5mm (later specimen)
Gestalt is that of Naphrys pulex but the abdomenal pattern doesn't match any image on BG. Instead of a face in the cardiac area, there's a pale anterior dorsal band. Sitticus also has this general gestalt, but known endemics S. dorsatus and S. welchi are not represented here on BG. Carapace looks Naphrys pulex to me though.

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Naphrys-like Sitticus? - Naphrys acerba Naphrys-like Sitticus? - Naphrys acerba

Moved from Jumping Spiders. I agree. This looks like a female Naphrys acerba. Note the two pale squares on the abdomen and the dark posterior to the cephalothorax.

Naphrys acerba
I finally keyed one of these critters out, though not this individual. I believe this is Naphrys acerba, by comparison with the salticid I just keyed out. I suspect that it's the female, but I guess I'll need to key one out to be certain.

Moved from ID Request.

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