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Genus Attulus

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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 (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Attulus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Members of this genus were formerly placed in Sitticus.
A. ammophilus:

A. fasciger:

A. finschi:

A. floricola:

A. pubescens:

A. striatus:
Attulus fasciger is probably the most abundant and widely distributed member of this genus in North America even though it is not native. Individuals are often found on building exteriors and other man-made structures. A. ammophilus is also non-native and has a spotty distribution across the continent (2021) and the non-native A. pubescens has a limited distribution in the northeast (2021).

The native members of this genus are much less likely to be found in man-made habitats. From my experience, A. floricola is most often found in high quality prairie, sedge meadows, or peat bogs. A. striatus and A. finschi have northern distributions and seem to similarly avoid man-made habitats. --ChH