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Species Colonus hesperus

Thiodina? - Colonus hesperus - female Jumping spider - Colonus hesperus Jumping Spider - Colonus hesperus Probable T. hespera - dorsal 2 - Colonus hesperus - male jumpRR - Colonus hesperus Thiodina?  - Colonus hesperus Colonus hesperus with Theridion prey - Colonus hesperus - female Salticidae? - Colonus hesperus
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 hesperus (Colonus hesperus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously Thiodina hespera. See the World Spider Catalog.
Explanation of Names
hespera = western
Body length 7mm or less.
Unlike the other two species, Colonus hesperus does not have the two longitudinal white stripes on the abdomen. Instead, the abdomen is yellowish with scattered black setae and numerous black dots.(1)


Southwestern United States, all the way to the west coast.(1)
This species is often associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.(1)
Mature specimens have been collected throughout the year with a peak abundance in May.(1)
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]
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.