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mystaceus group

Jumping Spider - Phidippus mystaceus Phidippus mystaceus? - Phidippus mystaceus Jumping spider - Phidippus? - Phidippus mystaceus Sweet Jumper - Phidippus mystaceus - female Phidippus mystaceus - male Phidippus sp. - Phidippus pruinosus - female Jumper - Phidippus arizonensis - male Jumping spider - Phidippus asotus - female
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 Phidippus
No Taxon mystaceus group
Phidippus kastoni Edwards 2004
Phidippus vexans Edwards 2004
Phidippus pruinosus Peckham & Peckham 1909
Phidippus asotus Chamberlin & Ivie 1933
Phidippus toro Edwards 1978
Phidippus cruentus F.O.P.C. 1901
Phidippus arizonensis (Peckham & Peckham 1883)
Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz 1846)
Phidippus adonis Edwards 2004
Phidippus tigris Edwards 2004
Excerpts from Edwards, 2004:
"There are 10 species in this group, most of which resemble the octopunctatus and putnami groups in lacking epigynal flaps...

...It is synapomorphic for the presence of lateral band III (somewhat obscured in P. adonis, P. arizonensis, and P. cruentus). The group (minus P. adonis and P. cruentus) shares the presence of a median ocular band with a few outliers, primarily in the cardinalis group. With the exception of P. kastoni and P. vexans (both with median spots), the median ocular band is complete or broken into three spots...

...The following unique character states are found in this group: 1) a palpal stridulatory organ, completely yellow leg I fringes, femur I with a black dorsal subproximal tuft, and a yellow ventral stripe on femur I (all on P. arizonensis, P. cruentus, P. mystaceus), 2) expanded carapace “cheeks” (P. adonis, P. arizonensis, P. cruentus), 3) a transverse integumental ridge on the carapace (P. mystaceus, P. toro)..."(1)
Represented by BugGuide Data maps unless otherwise noted.
For detailed geographic range and records, refer to Edwards, 2004(1)
Phidippus kastoni - USA. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus vexans - USA. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus pruinosus
Phidippus asotus
Phidippus toro
Phidippus cruentus - Mexico(1)
Phidippus arizonensis
Phidippus mystaceus
Phidippus adonis - Mexico(1)
Phidippus tigris
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
G. B. Edwards, Ph.D. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.