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purpuratus group

sub-adult - Phidippus apacheanus - female Phidippus apacheanus Phidippus Hook - epigynum - Phidippus texanus - female Female apache - Phidippus apacheanus - female phidippus - Phidippus apacheanus Phidippus apacheanus Phidippus apacheanus Phidippus purpuratus
Classification
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 purpuratus group
Numbers
Phidippus morpheus Edwards 2004
Phidippus aureus Edwards 2004
Phidippus nikites Chamberlin & Ivie 1935
Phidippus apacheanus Chamberlin & Gertsch 1929
Phidippus tyrannus Edwards 2004
Phidippus ursulus Edwards 2004
Phidippus ardens Peckham & Peckham 1901
Phidippus texanus Banks 1906
Phidippus purpuratus Keyserling 1885
Phidippus borealis Banks 1895
Identification
Excerpts from Edwards, 2004:
"...None of the species apparently have lateral bands II, although since all of them have an extensive to complete abdominal dorsal scale cover, it is difficult to be sure of this. Two distinct clades are represented in this group, with a basal species, P. morpheus, which is transitional from the johnsoni group. There are two basic body types, an all yellow to red dorsum which includes P. morpheus and all members of the aureus clade except P. ursulus (with P. apacheanus exhibiting both types of abdominal pattern), or with only a yellow to red abdominal dorsum (P. purpuratus may be white or gray as well) which may be mostly divided by a median black stripe (all the borealis clade plus P. ursulus)..."(1)
Range
Represented by BugGuide Data maps unless otherwise noted.
For detailed geographic range and records, refer to Edwards, 2004(1)
Phidippus morpheus - USA, Mexico. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or possibly or
Phidippus aureus - USA. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus nikites
Phidippus apacheanus
Phidippus tyrannus - USA, Mexico. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus ursulus - USA. Not yet represented on BugGuide, or a currently unrecognized image submission.
Phidippus ardens
Phidippus texanus
Phidippus purpuratus
Phidippus borealis
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.