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The "Seminole" Hentzia - Hentzia chekika - Female
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
April 6, 2012
I caught this female while sweeping tall grass under a cabbage palm at a south Pinellas coastal location. I was expecting it to be palmarum, the only Hentzia species I'd found previously at this location, even though, typical of palmarums found at coastal locations where mangroves are present, all of the palmarums I'd found before at this location had been on either red or white mangroves. But mangroves were just across the path from where I was sweeping, so I was quite surprised when, upon closer examination of this female, I noted the unusual pattern on her carapace and the distinct spots on her abdomen--similar to those of chekika's pattern illustrated in Richman 1989, but unlike those of the other FL Hentzia. I felt sure this female was chekika, as I'd studied the illustrations of chekika in hopes of one day finding it farther south in FL. GB Edwards examined this adult female and confirmed it as chekika. This is the farthest north in FL that this species has been found, the previous most northerly location being in Lee County-approx 120 mi south of where I found this female.

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Very nice Lyn . . .
Florida sure is an interesting place for studying salticids. Do you know how many species / forms of North American jumpers afre found only in FL?

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