Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni (Banks, 1904) - Jumping Spider
The accompanying video features the northeastern North American subspecies Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni. The trinomial honors Wayne Maddison whose research and teaching have been a primary force in expanding our knowledge of jumping spiders. He has authored and applied new analytic tools designed to clarify salticid relationships as part of his work to expand our understanding of salticid phylogeny in general. Maddison has conducted field work in Africa, Asia, and South America, and is involved in various ongoing educational efforts focusing on his favorite group of spiders. As with many accomplished biologists Maddison's fascination with jumping spiders began in his childhood. For an entertaining and informative sketch of Wayne Maddison and one aspect of his work see the YouTube series, "In Search of New Species."
Massachusetts - First State / County Records
- ♦ R. V. Chamberlin/AMNH - H. calcaratus - Barnstable (Woods Hole) - 1910 - Griswold, 1987: 139
- ♦ W. Maddison/MAD - H. c. - Essex (Castle Neck) - July 1981 - Griswold, 1987: 139
- ♦ T. Murray - H. c. m. - Middlesex (Sudbury) - April 2005 - BugGuide node 14647
- ♦ T. Murray - H. c. m. - Norfolk (Milton) - May 2005 - BugGuide node 17262
- ♦ T. Murray - H. c. m. - Plymouth (Plymouth) - May 2005 - BugGuide node 18641
- ♦ T. Murray - H. c. m. - Worcester (Harvard) - May 2006 - BugGuide node 51179
♦ Connecticut - H. c. - Kaston, 1948: 465
. . . a single male . . . summer 1932
Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni is the eastern subspecies ranging south from New England to the Cumberland Plateau and north to the Great Lakes. Griswold, 1987: 139; Map 9: 332
Griswold, C. E. 1987. A revision of the jumping spider genus Habronattus F.O.P. Cambridge (Araneae; Salticidae), with phenetic and cladistic analyses. University of California Publications, Entomology 107:1-344.