Marpissa grata    (Gertsch, 1936)

A Jumping Spider 


MN Status:
delisted
Federal Status:
none
CITES:
none
USFS:
none

Group:
spider
Class:
Arachnida
Order:
Araneae
Family:
Salticidae
Habitats:

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Marpissa grata

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Marpissa grata
Minnesota range map
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North American range map
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  Synonyms

Hyctia grata, Marpissa wallacei

  Basis for Former Listing

Marpissa grata (a species of jumping spider) is a Great Lakes endemic known only from Michigan and Minnesota. It was originally collected by Gertsch (1936) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is known from five counties. This suggests that the Minnesota populations may be significant to the conservation of this species nationally. Marpissa grata was listed as a special concern species in Minnesota in 1996. Special concern jumping spiders are those known from three or more sites in Minnesota but with significant range restrictions or particular habitat associations that make their populations appear vulnerable from a conservation standpoint.

  Basis for Delisting

Since its listing as a special concern species, M. grata has been documented at eight new sites in six additional counties distributed widely across the state. These data suggest that this species is more common and widely distributed in Minnesota than was formerly believed. Marpissa grata was delisted in 2013.