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californicus, Platycryptus -

This blog has spent quite a bit of time focusing on the Phiddipus, so I figured it was time to do a different genus for our Salticidae Sunday post. I’d like to introduce the Platycryptus californicus.     Kingdom  Anamalia  Phylum  Arthropod  Subphylum  Chelicerata  Class  Arachnida  Order  Araneae  Infraorder  Araneomorphae  Family  Salticidae  Genus  Platycryptus   Species  P. californicus    You may recognize these little guys if you are in Northern and Central America. We happen to see them EVERYWHERE. They are fun to watch, and are great for keeping the smaller bugs down in our yard. We don’t sell them, but we have several in our house plants. In fact, there...

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