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Species Zygoballus sexpunctatus

Salticid - Zygoballus sexpunctatus - male jumping spider - Zygoballus sexpunctatus - male Little Ziggies - Zygoballus sexpunctatus Little Ziggies - Zygoballus sexpunctatus Hammerjawed Jumper - Zygoballus sexpunctatus Zygoballus sexpunctatus - male Zygoballus sexpunctatus - male unknown jumping spider - Zygoballus sexpunctatus - female
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 Zygoballus
Species sexpunctatus (Zygoballus sexpunctatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes


Both males and females typically have a thin band of white scales along the lower edge of the carapace on the sides, unlike Z. rufipes. Males have a black carapace and a spot of white scales at beginning of thoracic slope (where the top of the carapace begins to slope down to the abdomen), although it is sometimes rubbed off.
Mostly found in the Southeastern states. Range extends west to Texas and north to New York.