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Species Sassacus papenhoei

Metallic green jumping spider - Sassacus papenhoei Fighting and/or mating Papernhoei - Sassacus papenhoei - male Salticid - Sassacus papenhoei purple jumping spider - Sassacus papenhoei S. papenhoei female - Sassacus papenhoei - female Sassacus? - Sassacus papenhoei Spider 3mm - Sassacus papenhoei Spider 3mm - Sassacus papenhoei
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
Species papenhoei (Sassacus papenhoei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Sassacus papenhoei Peckham & Peckham, 1895
Most common Sassacus species; generally covered in "metallic green and pink or coppery scales ... abdomen usually green or blue" (Richman, 2008).
w NA to Plains, se US / Mex. (Richman, 2008),(BG data)
Desert brush, also alfalfa and cotton, upland prairie, meadow (Richman, 2008).
Often abundant in summer (Richman, 2008).
Print References
Levi, H.W. (1954) New and rare spiders from Wisconsin and adjacent states. Am. Mus. Novit. 1501: 1-41.
Peckham, G.W. & Peckham, E.G. (1895) Spiders of the Homalattus group of the family Attidae. Occasional Papers of the Natural History Society of Wisconsin 2: 159-183.
Richman, D.B. (2008) Revision of the jumping spider genus Sassacus (Araneae, Salticidae, Dendryphantinae) in North America. J. Arachnol. 36: 26-48.