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Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider (Hentzia mitrata)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider



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



Updated: 01/26/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
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 dark, coppery red hairs on the head resemble a crown. The white and reddish body coloring is not very common. Most Jumping Spiders are shades of brown or black. This unique appearance makes them stand out, and easier to spot by a human observer. Jumping Spiders are believed to have excellent eyesight so the Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider may watch you as intently as you watch it.




General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
      Order: Araneae
        Family: Salticidae
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          Genus: Hentzia
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            Species: mitrata
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Hentzia mitrata
Category: Spider
Size (Adult; Length): 3mm to 4mm (0.11" to 0.15")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: white, red, brown, black
Descriptors: jumping, fast, small, reddish, albino
Relative Size Comparison
Typical Range Between 3mm and 4mm
Lo: 3mm
Md: 3.5mm
Hi: 4mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Crowned Hentzia Jumping Spider. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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