Arachnids of North Carolina
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Platycryptus undatus - a jumping spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Salticidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIF
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: on buildings, sweeping old field. Behind loose tree bark.
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Status in North Carolina
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Photo Gallery for Platycryptus undatus - a jumping spider

Recorded by: Chris Murphy
Johnston Co.
Comment: Spider on tarp covering boat motor. Photo by Chris Murphy.
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: R. Newman; Paul Branch
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: John Petranka
Orange Co.
Comment: New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey (2021-2022)
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Pamlico Co.
Comment: On RV ladder
Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
Comment:
Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
Comment: another addition for Madison Co.
Recorded by: Pat Momich
Madison Co.
Comment: another addition for Madison Co.
Recorded by: John Petranka
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Donald Zepp
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Male, beneath peeling bark of dead tree between sidewalk & South Sts. Released after ex situ photos.
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Male, beneath peeling bark of dead tree between sidewalk & South Sts. Released after ex situ photos.
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Male, beneath peeling bark of dead tree between sidewalk & South Sts. Released after ex situ photos.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, C. Bowers, H. Anderson, J. Brown
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: This and another female found ca. 60m apart, each hiding under loose bark of Betula nigra.
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: This and another female found ca. 60m apart, each hiding under loose bark of Betula nigra.
Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Onslow Co.
Comment: HABE - Mainland VC @ -77.143062, 34.670545
Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Barbara McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - Obs. dormant, along the Ivey Gut Loop under the park of dead trees affected by the IPS Beetle. @ -76.923416, 35.475385
Recorded by: K. Sanford
Camden Co.
Comment: DISW
Recorded by: L. Purvis
Chatham Co.
Comment: JORD
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on my backpack on the Moody Boundary
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on the back of the visitor center
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center overhang-at least 1 was a female
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - female on the side of the visitor center
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on the bathroom door at the picnic area
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - beside visitor center
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - about the size of the nail heads in the outside of the visitor center; with prey
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on wall of the back of the visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - female with prey on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - 1 on dumpster @ family campground loop; 4 on visitor center; 1 with prey
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on dock at the old canoe area
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - female behind silk on a piece of firewood at 358 Millpond Rd.
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - spiderling on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on the visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - female on back of visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center; at least one was a female and one a male; I didn't get a closeup on the third one.
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center; 1 was eating a moth.
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center with prey
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on Millpond Bridge railing
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - spiderling on my arm
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on visitor center
Recorded by: J. Shimel
Halifax Co.
Comment: MEMO - Observed under roof of a kiosk on Air Awareness Trail.
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. on the fence at the Frozen Creek Access.
Recorded by: E. Corey
Wake Co.
Comment: FALA - YORK @ -78.633077, 35.966453
Recorded by: L. Amos
Warren Co.
Comment: KELA
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - Obs. on the swimbeach bath house. @ -76.897677, 35.462138
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - 1 in visitor center, 2 on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - 1 in visitor center, 2 on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - both males under the visitor center overhang in back
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - 1 male on pool at 358 Millpond Rd., 2 on visitor center (1 female, the other a spiderling)
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - 1 male on pool at 358 Millpond Rd., 2 on visitor center (1 female, the other a spiderling)
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on the old canoe area building; 2 males & 2 females & 1 couldn't get a good look
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on the old canoe area building; 2 males & 2 females & 1 couldn't get a good look
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on front of visitor center (at least 2 were males)
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on front of visitor center (at least 2 were males)
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on the side of the visitor center eating a cranefly
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on the side of the visitor center eating a cranefly
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on visitor center overhang
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - male on visitor center overhang
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - visitor center; one living on the back wall of the visitor center-under a ledge; the other was on the pavement eating prey
Recorded by: J. Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - visitor center; one living on the back wall of the visitor center-under a ledge; the other was on the pavement eating prey
Recorded by: J.Phillips
Wake Co.
Comment: FALA - Beaver Dam Shelter
Recorded by: J.Phillips
Wake Co.
Comment: FALA - Beaver Dam Shelter
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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