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.
Contributed by Joe Lapp on 24 July, 2010 - 10:55am Last updated 24 July, 2010 - 7:25pm
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