Trite parvula

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Trite parvula
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Trite
T. parvula
Binomial name
Trite parvula
(Bryant, 1935)

Euophrys parvula

Trite parvula, commonly known as the house hopper spider, is a small and relatively common jumping spider (Salticidae) endemic to New Zealand.



As of 2017, it is one of fifteen verified species of Trite. [1]

Distribution and habitat

It lives throughout the North Island and the top half of the South Island down to Christchurch. It often lives inside houses and is seen sunning itself on walls, fences and garden plants. [2]

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  1. Patoleta, Barbara; Żabka, Marek (2017). "A new species of Trite Simon, 1885 (Araneae: Salticidae) from New Zealand, with remarks on Trite relationships and radiation". PeerJ. 5 (e3463): e3463. doi:10.7717/peerj.3463. PMC   5480391 . PMID   28649472 . Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. Early, John (2009). Know your New Zealand ... native insects & spiders. New Holland. p. 28. ISBN   9781869662530.

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