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Phlegra hentzi - male

Phlegra hentzi - Male
Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 8, 2010
Size: Maybe around 5 mm?
I think it was found in low grass or brush near an old railroad track. Not sure if this is the only species in our area but looks like others on the page.

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Phlegra hentzi - male Phlegra hentzi - male Phlegra hentzi - male Phlegra hentzi - male Phlegra hentzi - male

Moved from Phlegra.

Phlegra hentzi
This is, indeed, Phlegra hentzi, a North American species that for a long time has been confused with the Palearctic species Phlegra fasciata. In 2002, Logunov and Koponen published a paper establishing the new combination Phlegra hentzi. Among other differences, male specimens of P. hentzi have a "pointed and curved tibial apophysis"; in P. fasciata it is bilobate.

Specimen: kmp-6277

I'll shoot images later.

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Looks good for Phlegra hentzi
Great series of a photogenic spider.

I get worried
when I am "picture matching" with a genus I am unfamiliar with... look-alikes, species range, subtle differences between 2 species, etc. There are some spiders now in hentzi here that look like my spider, but that doesn't always mean they are IDed correctly. I hate guessing, and as soon as I do I'm often wrong. I also thought that it looked more like some of the drawings of Phlegra fasciata, but we don't show that species yet at BG.

Thanks for looking!

This is a new web site to me, but it has lots of great info.

Hi Max, P. fasciata is a P
Hi Max,

P. fasciata is a Palearctic species. But do send me the specimen and I will do my best to take a look.


I have hope
due to the statement on the page "Distribution: Phlegra is widespread in the Palaearctic and in Africa. In south east Asia it is known only from Vietnam and Hong Kong. The well known P.fasciata even occurs in the USA. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 344."

Interesting (was right in fro
Interesting (was right in front of my nose, but I was too tired to read last night). I found the full reference: Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.


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