Female carapace dark-brown with blackish, shiny head. Thorax clothed with brown hairs. Abdomen uniform reddish-brown or greyish-brown, sometimes dark spots are present at its sides. Male appear mottled. Carapace dark-brown or black with rather dense brown hairs in the head region. Sides of carapace with broad white or ligth brown bands joined in front by a transverse bar above the anterior row of eyes. Abdomen red-brown with black bands at sides with a narrow white band encircling folium. Femora I enlarged and black.
Female 6-8 mm; male 5 mm.
Characters of genus:
Medium-sized, stout spiders with the sexes usually very different in general appearance. The members of the genus are also very different, especially the males. The total length of patella and tibia IV is about the same or only slightly longer than that of leg IIII in contrast to the genera
and other related genera,.
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.
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