Submitted Apr 4, 2019; Photographed Apr 4, 2019; Anasaitis canosa has been primarily sighted during the month of May. Austin, Texas, United States. Submitted Mar 24, 2019; Photographed Mar 24, 2019; imscaredtodeath. The remarkable feature that gives this spider its name is found on its pedipalps. This species exhibits an instinctive and unique hunting method for catching ants. The spider species Anasaitis canosa, commonly known as Twin-flagged Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Anasaitis, in the family Salticidae. For a video of this behavior, see below.
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Males typically have a slender abdomen, darker anterior appendages and the embolus is spade shaped and bent basally. 2 Comments; Enlarge Picture. A joint on each dark pedipalp has a bright white spot on it. Once aligned, the spider will leap and puncture the ant on the dorsal side of the head or thorax. The spider curls each pedipalp under and then moves them in small circles, as if it is waving those little white spots like flags or handkerchiefs. Females are generally larger with relatively larger abdomens, more uniform coloration among the legs and pedipalps are blunt ended..
Anasaitis canosa is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May. The spider will align its abdomen and thorax so that it directly faces the ant, and then strafe in an arc until the ant is directly facing the spider. There are some variations among the species, but a few features are consistent between them. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anasaitis_canosa&oldid=974572790, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 August 2020, at 19:36. Even if they bite, it’s just a small wound that will heal within days. Legs are lighter-colored with dark bands. Anasaitis canosa has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 16 sightings because of certain Anasaitis canosa sightings reporting incomplete data. The spider species Anasaitis canosa, commonly known as Twin-flagged Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Anasaitis, in the family Salticidae.Anasaitis canosa spiders have been sighted 16 times by contributing members. Females lay eggs inside a silk hide or nest and will guard them until they hatch. Authored By Staff Writer; Content Â©www.InsectIdentification.org.
There have been 16 confirmed sightings of Anasaitis canosa (Twin-flagged Jumping Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 28, 2019 by Spider ID member rdoren. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Anasaitis canosa includes 1 countries and 7 states in the United States. There are some variations among the species, but a few features are consistent between them. Though they look like a 5th pair of legs by the face, they are not. The twin-flagged jumping spider, found in many backyards across the Southeastern U.S., is a generalist that will attack anything that moves, according to Taylor. The small Twinflagged Jumping Spider is mostly black with two or four white marks on its cephalothorax (head plate). This species is roughly one centimeter in length and has a lifespan up to two years. These appendages are not for walking. A large, perhaps faded, white ring encircles this dash, and some light colored chevrons may break the ring as they stretch from the dash to the end of the body.