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Jumping spiders of America North of Mexico

Jumping spiders of America North of Mexico Home Previous genus: Euophrys
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A group of several ground-dwelling euophryines. The pulex group are ant feeders, common in the East; they do not belong in the genus Habrocestum, which is primarily or exclusively Old World and which might not even be a euophryine.

H. parvulum may be a true Habrocestum.

For more information and links to the species, go to Habrocestum in the Tree of Life.

References most relevant to species north of Mexico: Richman (1981).


With the exception of H. parvulum, the North American Habrocestum are reminiscent of little toads. The abdomen often has two white spots or a cross-shaped marking.

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Forest leaf litter; also wanders up trees. H. parvulum has been found in bogs.

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