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Genus Mimetus

Pirate Spider? - Mimetus - male little spider on the screen - Mimetus Cobweb Spider? Worcester MA - Mimetus Mimetus puritanus - female Spider for ID - Mimetus Pirate Spider ? - Mimetus Pirate Spider? - Mimetus pirate spider - Mimetus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Mimetidae (Pirate spiders)
Genus Mimetus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
9 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico); but SONA(1) mentions that there are a lot of undescribed species.
(this section is currently under construction)
M. aktius - (type locality) West side of Utah Lake, UT(2)
M. epeiroides - MA, RI(3), CT(4)
M. haynesi
M. hesperus - CA, WA, UT, TX(3), NV, AZ, Mexico(5)
M. nelsoni
M. notius - FL, LA, NC(3)
M. puritanus - NY, ME, MA, CT, VA, GA(3)
M. syllepsicus
M. tillandsiae
Other spiders, primarily cobweb spiders and orb weavers, but will also eat insects.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
2.Miscellaneous new American spiders
Chamberlin, R. V. & W. Ivie. 1935. University of Utah 26(4): 1-79.
3.The North American species of Mimetus
Chamberlin, R. V. 1923. Journal of Entomology and Zoology 15: 3-9.
4.Spiders Of Connecticut
Benjamin Julian Kaston. 1981. State Geological And Natural History Survey Of Connecticut, Department Of Environmental Protection, Bulletin 70 Revised Edition.
5.The morphology and phylogeny of dionychan spiders
Ramírez, Martín J. 2014. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.