Maevia

Maevia, a genus of the Salticidae family, dwells throughout North America, having eight species at present. The genus has many species than the ones mentioned here, though those that are a part of the New World remain excluded. A few have even been transferred to separate genera. Though some species dwell in Asia, there is not much information about their whereabouts.

Maevia Spider

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Maevia inclemensMaevia albozonataMaevia gracilipes
 Maevia intermediaMaevia quadrilineata Maevia susiformis
Maevia expansaMaevia trilineata 

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They are not too big, with males having a smaller body length than the females.

Color:  The color patterns vary, with the Maevia inclemens, the most prominent species of this genus possessing a beige or black body with markings and patterns. 

Other Characteristic Features: Each has a feature of their own unique from the other. The Maevia inclement, also known as the dimorphic spider, is known for the two-color forms displayed by males.

Eggs

The eggs remain safely within a fluffy sac.

Spiderlings

Though there is a lack of accurate information about spiderlings of most species of this genus, they too disperse to be on their own upon maturation.

The Web

As they are a part of the jumping spider family, they do not spin webs but catch prey with the silk they produce.

Are the Spiders of the Maevia Genus Venomous

 No, the venom in the fangs of these spiders does not cause any potential danger to humans.

Quick Facts

DistributionParts of North America, Canada, as well as the Indonesian Islands
HabitatForests, human-made structures
DietSmaller insects and other spiders
LifespanAbout 1 year

Did You Know

  • Most species of this genus are known for their sharp vision, even more powerful than that of a cat.

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Maevia, a genus of the Salticidae family, dwells throughout North America, having eight species at present. The genus has many species than the ones mentioned here, though those that are a part of the New World remain excluded. A few have even been transferred to separate genera. Though some species dwell in Asia, there is not much information about their whereabouts.

Maevia Spider

List of Spiders Belonging To This Genus

Maevia inclemensMaevia albozonataMaevia gracilipes
 Maevia intermediaMaevia quadrilineata Maevia susiformis
Maevia expansaMaevia trilineata 

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: They are not too big, with males having a smaller body length than the females.

Color:  The color patterns vary, with the Maevia inclemens, the most prominent species of this genus possessing a beige or black body with markings and patterns. 

Other Characteristic Features: Each has a feature of their own unique from the other. The Maevia inclement, also known as the dimorphic spider, is known for the two-color forms displayed by males.

Eggs

The eggs remain safely within a fluffy sac.

Spiderlings

Though there is a lack of accurate information about spiderlings of most species of this genus, they too disperse to be on their own upon maturation.

The Web

As they are a part of the jumping spider family, they do not spin webs but catch prey with the silk they produce.

Are the Spiders of the Maevia Genus Venomous

 No, the venom in the fangs of these spiders does not cause any potential danger to humans.

Quick Facts

DistributionParts of North America, Canada, as well as the Indonesian Islands
HabitatForests, human-made structures
DietSmaller insects and other spiders
LifespanAbout 1 year

Did You Know

  • Most species of this genus are known for their sharp vision, even more powerful than that of a cat.

Image Source: Upload.wikimedia.org

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