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Species Leptofreya ambigua

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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 Leptofreya
Species ambigua (Leptofreya ambigua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Leptofreya ambigua (C. L. Koch, 1846)
Body length 5-8 mm (1)


Introduced to southernmost parts of Texas (Hidalgo & Cameron Co.)(2) and Florida. (Native range is northern South America from Colombia to French Guiana and northern Brazil.)(1)
Includes open patches of vegetation (herbaceous plants, small bushes, tree saplings) in woodland and along trails, as well as vegetation along bodies of water.(1)
Works Cited
1.Freya ambigua (Araneae: Salticidae) introduced to the continental United States, with new synonyms
G. B. Edwards & Gustavo R. S. Ruiz. 2013. The Journal of Arachnology 41(1):11–17.
2.Catalogue of Texas spiders
Allen Dean. 2016. ZooKeys 570: 1-703.