Arachnids of North Carolina
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Anasaitis canosa - Twinflagged jumping spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Salticidae                                                                                 
Comments: Anasaitis canosa (Walckenaer, 1837) has been placed in seven different genera, its most recent placement being in 1999 (Edwards, 1999).
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, WikipediaTechnical Description: Edwards, G. B. (1999). Corythalia canosa (Araneae: Salticidae) reassigned to Anasaitis. Insecta Mundi 13: 10.
Comments: A small, dark salticid spider, the sexes of A.canosa have a similar appearance, with a white band around the abdomen, the ends of which do not meet. It also has a white mark near the heart area, as well as white spots on the cephalothorax.
Total Length: Females 5-6mm, males 4-5mm
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Prey: Ants
Behavior: Both males and females are seen commonly to rotate their notably white pedipalps.
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Photo Gallery for Anasaitis canosa - Twinflagged jumping spider

Recorded by: Brian Wagner
Cumberland Co.
Comment: On window of Fayetteville Tech Comm. Coll. office building
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Male, captured while it was standing on an exterior wall by my front door. Died 16 May 2021.
Recorded by: Newman, Randy & Corey, Ed
Carteret Co.
Comment: THRO - Roosevelt Trail.
Recorded by: R. Newman; Cutler Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Crocker
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Observed near the Park Office.
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Hunter Phillips
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Cypress Point Trail
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Bladen Co.
Comment: leaf litter
Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Bladen Co.
Comment: leaf litter