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Species Synemosyna formica

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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 Synemosyna
Species formica (Synemosyna formica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Synemosyna formica Hentz, 1846.

Formica means ant
4.7-5.7 mm (female), 4.2-5 mm (male) (1)
Ant mimic.
posterior portion of cephalothorax narrow, with parallel sides, appears to be part of the "pedicel"--characteristic of genus (1)


New England and adjacent Canada, south to Florida, west to Wisconsin (1)
bushes and tall grass
See Also
Peckhamia--another ant mimic
Sarinda--another ant mimic
Print References
Kaston, p. 244, fig. 620--as Synemosyna lunata (1)
Internet References
Salticidae Diagnostic Drawings--Synemosyna formica
Tree of Life Web--Synemosyna formica
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.