Phidippus mystaceus

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Phidippus mystaceus
Adult female Phidippus mystaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Phidippus
Species: P. mystaceus
Binomial name
Phidippus mystaceus
(Hentz, 1846)
  • Attus mystaceus
  • Phidippus asinarius
  • Phidippus incertus
  • Dendryphantes mystaceus
  • Phidippus hirsutus

Phidippus mystaceus is a species of jumping spider that is found in North America. Females grow to about 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in body length.


The species name is derived from the Ancient Greek mystax, meaning "moustache", which the females of this species feature. An older synonym of the species is P. asinarius, referring to the markings above the eyes that look similar to donkey ears.


Further reading[edit]

  • Roach, S.H. (1988). Reproductive periods of Phidippus species (Araneae, Salticidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Arachnology 16:95-101. PDF

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