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Species Sassacus papenhoei

Spider with light borders - Sassacus papenhoei Sassacus papenhoei? - Sassacus papenhoei Salticidae with fly - Sassacus papenhoei Sassacus papenhoei jumping spider (?) mini, purple & turquoise - Sassacus papenhoei Tiny, Iridescent Spider? - Sassacus papenhoei Sassacus - Sassacus papenhoei S. papenhoei female - Sassacus papenhoei - female
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
Species papenhoei (Sassacus papenhoei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Sassacus papenhoei Peckham & Peckham, 1895
Identification
Most common Sassacus species; generally covered in "metallic green and pink or coppery scales ... abdomen usually green or blue" (Richman, 2008).
Palp:
Range
w NA to Plains, se US / Mex. (Richman, 2008),(BG data)
Habitat
Desert brush, also alfalfa and cotton, upland prairie, meadow (Richman, 2008).
Season
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.