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Species Synemosyna formica

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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)
Genus Synemosyna
Species formica (Synemosyna formica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Synemosyna formica Hentz, 1846.

Formica means ant
4.7-5.7 mm (female), 4.2-5 mm (male) (1)
Ant mimic.
posterior portion of cephalothorax narrow, with parallel sides, appears to be part of the "pedicel"--characteristic of genus (1)


New England and adjacent Canada, south to Florida, west to Wisconsin (1)
bushes and tall grass
See Also
Peckhamia--another ant mimic
Sarinda--another ant mimic
Print References
Kaston, p. 244, fig. 620--as Synemosyna lunata (1)
Internet References
Salticidae Diagnostic Drawings--Synemosyna formica
Tree of Life Web--Synemosyna formica
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.