Freya ambigua (Araneae: Salticidae) introduced to the continental United States, with new synonyms

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:G. B. Edwards, Ruiz G. R. S.
Journal:Journal of Arachnology
Keywords:Florida, jumping spider, South America, Systematics, Texas

Euophrys ambigua C.L. Koch 1846 is again transferred, becoming Freya ambigua, COMBINATION RESTORED. This jumping spider species, native to northern South America, has been found in North America in the southern parts of two of the states of the USA: Florida (Broward, Hillsborough, Manatee, Miami-Dade, and Pinellas counties) and Texas (Cameron and Hidalgo counties). Previously known from Colombia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela, it is now also recorded from Brazil and French Guiana. Two other names are reported as NEW SYNONYMS: Menemerus fannae Peckham & Peckham 1896 and Freya perelegans Simon 1902. A lectotype is designated for Menemerus fannae. The female of F. ambigua is described for the first time.

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