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Synageles venator  (Lucas, 1836)
≤ 1900   1901-1979   1980-2005   2006 ≤
Description: Carapace black and with iridescence. A transverse white band is present just behind the posterior eyes. The pedicel is clearly visible, especially when viewed from above. The abdomen is brownish anteriorly and blackish posteriorly. At the constriction there is a broken transverse white band. Further back there is another, less distinct transverse band. Legs brownish with longitudinal dark streaks, with legs I exhibiting more pronounced dark markings. Size: Female 3.5-4 mm; male 3 mm.

Genus: Synageles Simon, 1876. Characters of genus: Ant-like spiders with long and narrow body. Abdomen slightly constricted near the middle. Head not abrubtly raised from thorax as in Myrmarachne. First pair of legs massive compared to the remaining pairs.

Family: Salticidae 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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