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Species Colonus hesperus

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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 Colonus
Species hesperus (Colonus hesperus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously Thiodina hespera.
Explanation of Names
hespera = western
Body length 7mm or less.
Unlike the other two species, Colonus hesperus does not have the two longitudinal white stripes on the abdomen. Instead, the abdomen is yellowish with scattered black setae and numerous black dots.(1)


New Mexico to California.(1)
This species is often associated with trees and is presumably arboreal.(1)
Mature specimens have been collected throughout the year with a peak abundance in May.(1)
Print References
Richman, D.B. and R.S. Vetter. 2004. A review of the spider genus Thiodina (Araneae, Salticidae) in the United States. J. Arach. 32(3):418-431. This can be freely downloaded from the AAS website.
Works Cited
1.A review of the spider genus Thiodina (Araneae, Salticidae) in the United States
David B. Richman & Richard S. Vetter. 2004. The Journal of Arachnology 32: 418-431.