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Genus Habronattus

Jumping Spider Gray 4 - Habronattus hirsutus - female Habronattus ophrys Adult Male - Habronattus ophrys - male Habronattus sabulosus - female Habronattus pyrrithrix? - Habronattus pyrrithrix tiny jumper - Habronattus brunneus - male Adorable jumper on cactus spine - Habronattus Habronattus virgulatus or mexicanus? - Habronattus clypeatus Unidentified Jumping Spider - Habronattus calcaratus - 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)
Subfamily Pelleninae
Genus Habronattus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Kaston notes that some consider Habronattus to belong to the genus Pellenes. (1)
Explanation of Names
From a Greek word for graceful/pretty plus an old genus name Attus. "Pretty Salticid." (2)
ca. 100 spp. in our area
Leg III longer than leg I. Males of this genus frequently have ornamental or color modifications of leg I and/or III. This is potentially used by the male during courtship.(1)
Revision: see(3)
See Also
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
3.A Revision of the Jumping Spider Genus Habronattus F.O.P.-Cambridge (Araneae; Salticidae), with Phenetic and Cladistic Analyses
Charles E. Griswold. 1987. University of California Publications, Entomology Volume 107, February.