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Genus Hentzia

Hentzia mitrata (or palmarum?) - Hentzia mitrata - female Jumping Spider & Prey - Hentzia Jumping Spider -  Species? - Hentzia Unknown Spider (Jumping?) - Hentzia palmarum Jumping Spider - Hentzia white-jawed jumping spider - Hentzia mitrata Hentzia mitrata - male Jumper with prey - Hentzia
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 Hentzia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Nicholas Marcellus Hentz.
There are 7 species in the region covered by BugGuide. H. mitrata and H. palmarum are widespread in the eastern U.S. H. grenada and H. chekika are found in the southeast with H. grenada found in Georgia and Florida and H. chekika found in Florida (plus Cuba and the Bahamas). H. alamosa is known from Texas. H. pima is known only from a single female specimen from southern Arizona. H. fimbriata is known from both Texas and Arizona.
"Distinguishing the adult males of the eastern species doesn't appear to be too difficult. H. mitrata is a giveaway with its white front legs and overall light coloring. H.palmarum adds pigmented first legs, darker coloring and sometimes a thin dorsal marking on the rear half of the carapace. H. grenada is similar to H. palmarum, but the marking is somewhat broader and extends to cover the whole length of the carapace. H. chekika is similar to H. grenada, but the abdomen marking appears to be more sharply defined." - Jay Barnes

H. palmarum male and female (note pigmentation in Leg I)

H. mitrata male and female (note lack of pigmentation in Leg I)

H. grenada male