Arachnids of North Carolina
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Colonus sylvanus - a jumping spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: SalticidaeSynonym: Thiodina sylvana                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
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: old field
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Photo Gallery for Colonus sylvanus - a jumping spider

Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wayne Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, C. Bowers, H. Anderson, J. Brown
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Juvenile captured & photographed 16 May 2021. Molted 26 May. Still juvenile--died & photographed again 06 June 2021.
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Juvenile captured & photographed 16 May 2021. Molted 26 May. Still juvenile--died & photographed again 06 June 2021.
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Juvenile captured & photographed 16 May 2021. Molted 26 May. Still juvenile--died & photographed again 06 June 2021.
Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson
New Hanover Co.
Comment: CABE
Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: B. Fleming
Carteret Co.
Comment: FOMA - Female Colonus sylvanus feeding on a ghost spider, Hibana velox. @ -76.681855, 34.695331
Recorded by: Owen McConnell
Granville Co.
Comment: The jumping spider is holding a much larger spider which it had apparently caught. It was clinging to the underside of a leaf on a bloomimg Verbesina plant about three feet above the ground.
Recorded by: H. Smith
Dare Co.
Comment: JORI - Male found in thicket behind the maintenance building.
Recorded by: FKW, SBW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Unusual eye configuration.
Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: T. DeSantis
Durham Co.
Comment: ENRI
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - identified by Floyd Williams; found on the side of one of the long boardwalks on Lassiter Hiking Trail
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - identified by Floyd Williams; found on the side of one of the long boardwalks on Lassiter Hiking Trail
Recorded by: k. nealson
Orange Co.
Comment: ENRI - on vernasina plants on laurel bluffs trail near eno quarry
Recorded by: K. Bischof
Transylvania Co.
Comment: GORG - Obs. Frozen Creek ranger residence.
Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: HARI Biodiversity Workshop participants
Rockingham Co.
Comment: Adult male; collected by sifting hardwood leaf litter