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Subspecies Metacyrba taeniola similis

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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 (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Metacyrba
Species taeniola (Metacyrba taeniola)
Subspecies similis (Metacyrba taeniola similis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Banks. Year first published: 1904, as Metacyrba similis.
Range
Western United States (CA, NV, UT, CO) east to western OK and TX, and south to Baja, Durango, and the Coahuila in northwestern Mexico.
Remarks
Metacyrba taeniola similis is characterized by having at least the 4th pair of femora red or orange in color. West coast females typically have all legs this color, but notice Lenny’s male only had the 4th pair lighter in color. This subspecies ranges over to west Texas. The eastern subspecies, M. t. taeniola, has all the femora dark. ~ pers. comm. GB Edwards 9/21/11
Print References
Edwards G.B. 2005b; A review of described Metacyrba, the status of Parkella, and notes on Platycryptus and Balmaceda, with comparison of the genera (Araneae: Salticidae: Marpissinae); Insecta Mundi, 19(4): 193-226 (PDF available)