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Thiodina Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window
Medium to fairly large salticids living in vegetation; the northernmost
members of a neotropical group.
Members of this subfamily tend to have a very snappy but fluid jump.
Three species north of Mexico.
For more information and links to the species, go to Thiodina in the Tree of Life.
IdentificationThe most distinctive characteristic is the set of four bulbous setae on the underside of the first tibia. The male palpus with a double tibial apophysis is distinctive. Note also visibility of anterior gut diverticulum in ocular quadrangle.