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putnami group

Beauty!! - Phidippus carolinensis - female 2nd instar - Phidippus putnami Phidippus putnami Salticidae - Phidippus putnami Phidippus ? (comatus or asotus?) - Phidippus comatus P. comatus - Phidippus comatus Tan Spotted Jumping Spider - Anterior - Phidippus putnami - male Male Phidippus Type? - Phidippus putnami - male
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 putnami group
Phidippus putnami (Peckham & Peckham 1883)
Phidippus richmani Edwards 2004
Phidippus comatus Peckham & Peckham 1901
Phidippus carolinensis Peckham & Peckham 1909
Phidippus zethus Edwards 2004
Excerpts from Edwards, 2004:
"...The placement of P. zethus should be regarded as tentative.

...The four terminal species, P. carolinensis, P. comatus, P. richmani, and P. putnami, form a strongly unified group. Males have dorsal crests replacing the post-PME tufts, and they perform “rotary” courtships with the legs I and palps (these appendages are rotated in small circular motions). Typically, their leg I fringes are not as strikingly banded as in many other species, but instead have many brindled setae intermixed with monocolored setae (black and either white or yellow)..."(1)
Represented by BugGuide Data maps unless otherwise noted.
For detailed geographic range and records, refer to Edwards, 2004(1)
Phidippus putnami
Phidippus richmani
Phidippus comatus
Phidippus carolinensis
Phidippus zethus - Mexico(1)
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.