Eris (spider)

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Eris
Eris wiki.jpg
Adult male Eris militaris (Bronze Lake Jumper)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Eris
C. L. Koch, 1846
Type species
Attus militaris
Hentz, 1845
Species

see text

Diversity
12 species

Eris is a genus of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders). It is not a large spider and, although it is prone to biting, is not venomous to humans.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Eris, the Greek goddess of discord (known as Discordia in Roman mythology).

Species[edit]

E. militaris
E. militaris with prey

Further reading[edit]

  • Hill, David Edwin (1978): The behavior of Eris marginata (Araneae: Salticidae). Peckhamia 1(4): 63-70. PDF (is now E. militaris)

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