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Genus Mimetus

Cobweb Weaver - Mimetus puritanus - female Pirate Spider - Mimetus Mimetus puritanus Spider - Mimetus Mimetus - Mimetus puritanus Pirate Spider - Mimetus hesperus - female Mimetus puritanus - female Mimetus puritanus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Mimetidae (Pirate spiders)
Genus Mimetus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
10 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. eutypus - returned from genus Reo
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.
Internet References
Mott, Daniel Joseph. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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.