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Female Attidops nickersoni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Attidops
Banks, 1905[1]
Type species
Ballus youngii
Peckham & Peckham, 1888[1]

See text.

4 species

Attidops is a genus of jumping spiders (family Salticidae). It is closely related to the genera Ballus, Admestina and Icius.[2]


Attidops are from two to three millimeters in body length, with a dark reddish-brown prosoma which is darker around the eyes. On the underside, and on the legs they are reddish- to yellowish-brown. The entire body, but especially the sides are sparsely covered with short white hairs and translucent clear to white flattened hairs that look like scales. The sexes look similar to each other.[2]


Spiders of this genus occur in North America from Canada to Mexico.[1]


The genus name is combined from -attus, a common ending for salticid genera, and Greek '-ops' "to look like". Banks (1905) created the genus in a footnote, stating simply "Attidops, a new genus for Ballus youngi Peck".[2]


As of March 2017, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Attidops Banks, 1905". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Edwards, G.B. (1999). "The genus Attidops (Aranaea, Salticidae)" (PDF). Journal of Arachnology. 27: 7–15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-02-11. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 

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