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Species Colonus puerperus

Thiodina Jumping Spider - Colonus puerperus - male Thiodina puerpera adult male - Colonus puerperus - male Jumping Spider - Colonus puerperus - female Thiodina puerpera - Colonus puerperus - male Thiodina puerpera - Colonus puerperus - female Hentz Jumper? - Colonus puerperus - male Thiodina sp. - Colonus puerperus - male Spider - Colonus puerperus - male
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 puerperus (Colonus puerperus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously Thiodina puerpera. See the World Spider Catalog
Body length 8.5mm or less.

Eastern half of the United States.(1)
Usually associated with grassy areas.(1)
See Also
Colonus sylvanus 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. C. puerperus has a longitudinal white stripe that reaches almost to the posterior edge of the carapace. In contrast, the white patch is circular or square in C. sylvanus.
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.