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Genus Ghelna

Jumping Spider - Ghelna canadensis Red Velvet Jumper - Ghelna canadensis - male Red Velvet Jumper - Ghelna canadensis - male Jumping Spider - Ghelna - female Jumping Spider - Ghelna - female Ghelna ? - Ghelna - female red velvet jumping spider - Ghelna Ghelna canadensis--voucher image - Ghelna canadensis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Ghelna
Kaston (1973) provides good descriptions for all four species currently known under Ghelna, and points out some of the minor differences between them.
Under rocks (Kaston 1948). Noted by Maddison (1995,1996) as being one of the few ground-dwelling dendryphantines.
Print References
Kaston B.J. 1948 [1981] Spiders of Connecticut. Bulletin, State geological and natural History Survey of Connecticut, 70: 1-874.
Kaston B.J. 1973 Four new species of Metaphidippus with notes on related jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from the eastern and central United States. Transactions of the american microscopical Society, Menasha, 92(1): 106-122.
Maddison, W.P. 1996. Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. l54(4): 215-368.
Internet References
Maddison, Wayne. 1995. Ghelna. Version 01 January 1995 (under construction). in The Tree of Life Web Project,