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Species Thiodina puerpera

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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 puerpera (Thiodina puerpera)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Body length 8.5mm or less.
Eastern half of the United States.(1)
Usually associated with grassy areas.(1)
See Also
Thiodina sylvana 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. T. puerpera has a longitudinal white stripe that reaches almost to the posterior edge of the carapace. In contrast, T. sylvana's white patch is circular or squared.
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.