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Hentzia mitrata (or palmarum?) - Hentzia mitrata - female

Hentzia mitrata (or palmarum?) - Hentzia mitrata - Female
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 26, 2008
Size: ~4mm
Characteristic three pairs of spines under tibia I are visible here (see next image for detail). Need to examine epigynum to distinguish between H. palmarum and H. mitrata! See: http://www.americanarachnology.org/JoA_free/JoA_v17_n3/JoA_V17_p285.pdf -- I now believe this to be H. mitrata.

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Hentzia mitrata (or palmarum?) - Hentzia mitrata - female Hentzia palmarum - Hentzia mitrata - female Hentzia palmarum - Hentzia mitrata - female Hentzia mitrata (or palmarum?) - Hentzia mitrata - female Epigynum, ventral view - Hentzia mitrata - female

Confirming ID
Are you planning to post images of the epigynum?
Gayle

 
That would be great if Jay co
That would be great if Jay could do this. I will also someday be looking at these microscopically, but I've got to first conquer the learning curve -- not to mention acquire a scope.

-K

 
epigyne

I took the above epigyne photo yesterday of a Hentzia specimen. The only drawing I could find that is at all similar is this H. palmarum drawing from 1883: http://salticidae.org/salticid/diagnost/hentzia/palmar83.jpg (Peckham G.W., Peckham E.G.).

Yeah...
that's why I've left so many palmarum/mitrata females at the genus level here. They're like snowflakes; no two are the same. I threw together a quick matrix of the key character states from Richman quite awhile ago, which looked great until I tried to use it against our un-ID'd females.

I have a few of my own but I haven't cut 'em up yet because I didn't have equipment to guarantee good genitalia photographs until a few months ago.

Moved
Moved from Hentzia palmarum.

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