Colonus puerperus (Hentz, 1846) - Jumping Spider
(previously Thiodina puerpera)
While most of our typical jumping spiders are members of groups restricted largely to North America, others like our three Colonus species are members of a primarily neotropical genus. Colonus puerperus is a grassland spider of the southeastern United States. Most common in the Gulf Coast states, it ranges south to Argentina. Colonus sylvanus is found in many of the same areas as C. puerperus but is a woodland species. The third species,C. hesperus, occurs in the southwestern United States.
Bustamante, Maddison, and Ruiz, 2015