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Naphrys acerba, male - Naphrys acerba - male

Naphrys acerba, male - Naphrys acerba - Male
McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
July 20, 2010
Size: 2.5mm
Det. by J.T. Lapp (myself) under a scope using G.B. Edward's "A review of the Nearctic jumping spiders (Aranea:Salticidae) of the subfamily Euophryinae north of Mexico" (Insect Mundi Vol 16, 2002) and David B. Richman's "A Revision of Genus Habrocestum (Araneae, Salticidae) in North America" (Bulletin American Museum of Natural History Vol 170).

These critters are extraordinarily common in Central Texas, and I'm finally glad to put a name to them. I find them in forest leaf litter. According to Edwards, all Naphrys species live in hardwood leaf litter, with N. acerba and N. xerophila in xeric woodland.

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Looks pretty good! But you could grab the left pedipalp the next time.

Many thanks! (Looking forward to the female)

-K

P.S. This might also be of interest, if you've not seen it before:
http://salticidae.org/salticid/diagnost/naphrys/naphrys.htm

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