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Species Thiodina puerpera

Thiodina Jumping Spider - Thiodina puerpera - male female Thiodina puerpera - Thiodina puerpera - female Thiodina puerpera - male Thiodina puerpera - male Thiodina puerpera - female Thiodina puerpera - female Thiodina puerpera - male Thiodina puerpera - female
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 puerpera (Thiodina puerpera)
Size
Body length 8.5mm or less.
Range
Eastern half of the United States.(1)
Habitat
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: http://www.tolweb.org/Thiodina_puerpera/5906
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.