(O. P.-Cambridge, 1868)
The smallest species of the genus, but with an impressing ability to jump long distances its small size taken into consideration. This species has longer fourth legs than other
species, with Tibia IV about three times longer than Tibia III. The female is characterized by red-brown colours and light patches of white hairs. Abdomen with ill-defined white patches and with indistinct chevrons at rear. The male is much smaller and darker than the female. Carapace with light median line behind fovea. The sides and the front are clothed with white hairs, remaining parts of the carapace is dark brown to black. Abdomen has light sides, light median line anteriorly, and a par of large white patches slightly behind midway. Legs are dark, vaguely ringed with white hairs.
Female 3-4 mm; male 2-3 mm.
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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