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Species Phidippus mystaceus

Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus - female Spiders Wanting to be Identified for a Project - Phidippus mystaceus Phidippus mystaceus? - Phidippus mystaceus - female Sweet Jumper - Phidippus mystaceus - female jumping spider - Phidippus mystaceus - male Phidippus mystaceus - male Could this also be a juvenile (female?) mystaceus? - Phidippus mystaceus Another phidippus mystaceus? - Phidippus mystaceus - female
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 Phidippus
No Taxon (mystaceus group)
Species mystaceus (Phidippus mystaceus)
Other Common Names
High Eyelashed Jumping Spider (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz)
Orig. Comb: Attus mystaceus Hentz, 1846

Edwards (2) states this is a species complex, with approximately 12 members.
Explanation of Names
Modern Latin: "like or having a moustache" from Greek mystax (μυσαξ)- "upper lip, moustache"
16 mm body length
Large, variable in color. Three sets of abdominal markings apparently distinctive.


e. US - Map (3)
See Also

Adult female and immature male P. mystaceus can be distinguished from P. otiosus by a group of three markings on the carapace.
(Adult males are easily distinguished from one another.)

Phidippus mystaceus

Phidippus otiosus
Print References
Edwards (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
2.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)