Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida
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University of Florida, Gainesville, FL A male of a neotropical jumping spider, Phidippus bidentatus F. O. P.-Cambridge 1901, was collected by John Scott Armstrong and his staff from a boll weevil trap in Cameron County, Texas. The recent revision of the genus Phidippus (Edwards 2004) gave the range of this species as central Mexico to northwest Costa Rica. In addition, the specimen has a character, namely the presence of a distinct cheliceral distal dorsal tubercle, that would make it key out in the second couplet of the key, along with Phidippus audax (Hentz) and P. regius C. L. Koch. However the structure of the male palpus is quite different than either of the latter species (Edwards 2004, Figures 153, 236 and 242).
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