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Genus Sassacus

Small spider - Sassacus vitis Sassacus vitis - female Tiny and metallic - Sassacus vitis Unknown Jumping Spider Eating Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar - Sassacus papenhoei unknown Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis Tiny, Iridescent Spider? - Sassacus papenhoei Spider 3mm - Sassacus papenhoei Sassacus papenhoei? - Sassacus papenhoei
Classification
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 Sassacus
Explanation of Names
Sassacus was the last chief of the Pequot Indians, a tribe of the Connecticut Valley which fought a losing war with the English settlers in 1637. (1)
Numbers
4 species in North America north of Mexico.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.