Female carapace brown with dark edges and head region. Abdomen yellow-brown with longitudinal rows of dark spots, those in the centerline often triangular in the posterior half. Legs uniform yellow-brown. Male carapace dark-brown with black head, sparsely covered with golden hairs. Anterior eyes each ringed with reddish-orange hairs. Palps are brown with contrasting white hairs on the upper and inner surfaces. Legs I and II dark or blackish and iridescent. The tarsi are greyish-white.
Female 3-4 mm; male 2-3 mm.
C. L. Koch, 1834.
Characters of genus:
Spiders of this genus and the closely related genus
have the combined length of patella and tibia of legs IV about 1.25 to 1.5 times longer than the combined length of these two segments on legs III. The species of the genus differ hereby form the former member
, in which the combined lengths of patella and tibia is almost the same for legs III and IV. Unlike the genus
, the posterior row of eyes is situated in front of the middle of the carapace. The majority of the species are qiute colourful, especially the males have handsome markings making the easy to identify by general appearance alone.
Blackwall, 1841 (Jumping spiders).
Characters of family:
Small to medium-sized, shortlegged spiders easily recognizable by the characteristic eyes arranged in three rows. The anterior row of eyes is situated on a more or less vertical face, the medians being very large, the laterals somewhat smaller and set higher on the head. The second row of eyes consists of two very small, often minute or vestigial eyes set further back on the head. The two eyes of the posterior row are about the same size as the anterior laterals, and are set about halfway back on the carapace at the edges of the head. The anterior medians are highly sophisticated providing acute vision used to leap accurately while moving around as well as capturing prey and escape efforts.
Female, abdominal markings
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