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    Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider - (Hentzia mitrata)

    Fast, bright and light, Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spiders excel at pouncing on unsuspecting insect prey despite their tiny size.

    Staff Writer (1/25/2017): Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spiders are members of Salticidae, a family of jumping spiders. They are very small and harmless to humans, but efficient predators of insects. They wander areas, sometimes indoors, looking for a meal. They are capable of jumping many times farther than the length of their own bodies. This allows them to capture prey that may otherwise run from them if they got too close.

    The copper hairs on the head resemble a crown. The white and reddish body coloring is not as common as its brown or black relatives. This makes them stand out to the human observer. Jumping Spiders are believed to have excellent eyesight and may watch you as intently as you watch them.

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    Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider

    Category: Spider
    Common name: Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider
    Scientific Name: Hentzia mitrata

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Arachnida
         Order: Araneae
          Family: Salticidae
           Genus: Hentzia
            Species: mitrata

    Size (Adult, Length): 3mm to 4mm (0.12in to 0.16in)

    Identifying Colors: white, red, brown, black

    Additional Descriptors: jumping, fast, small, reddish, albino

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; North Carolina; Ohio; South Carolina; Tennessee

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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