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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Messua

tiny green salticid, dorsal view - Messua limbata Iridescent Salticid - Messua limbata Jumping Spider - Messua limbata - female Jumping Spider? - Messua limbata Metallic Jumper - Messua limbata - male Undetermined jumping spider - Messua limbata - male Messua limbata  - Messua limbata - male Salticid - Messua limbata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Messua
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
removed from the synonymy of Zygoballus by Maddison (1996)
a single species in our area, 10 spp. total(1)
US to Panama(1)