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Species Mimetus puritanus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Mimetidae (Pirate spiders)
Genus Mimetus
Species puritanus (Mimetus puritanus)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Chamberlin. Year first published: 1923.
Size
Females are around 5 mm, males are around 4 mm.(1)
Identification
While many of the markings are variable, a double V-shaped mark on the white cephalothorax is distinctive.(1)
Remarks
This species is the most common species in the family.(1)
Internet References
~ NC State Park System - Comparisom image.
~ www.tamiu.edu - Comparison image. (PDF)
~ spiders.entomology.wisc.edu - Comparison image.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.