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Species Metaphidippus chera

Jumping Spider - Metaphidippus chera what spider? - Metaphidippus chera Jumping Spider - Metaphidippus chera Metaphidippus chera female x Erigone dentosa - Metaphidippus chera M. chera immature - Metaphidippus chera M. chera male - Metaphidippus chera - male Pelegrina? - Metaphidippus chera M. chera female - Metaphidippus chera - 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 Metaphidippus
Species chera (Metaphidippus chera)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Size
3.4-5.0 mm (1)
Range
"Texas west to California, Nevada south to Baja California del Sur and San Luis Potosi (1)".
Remarks
Maddison describes this species as "one of the most common salticids in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico (1)".
Works Cited
1.Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
Maddison, W. P. 1996. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 154(4): 215-368.