Male carapace black at sides with greyish triangle pointing backwards in center. Triangle is made up of white and brown hairs and ends posteriorly in a patch of dense white hairs. Anterior eyes surrounded by reddish-brown hairs. A transverse bar of whitish hairs are present below the eyes. Palps with distinct white hairs. Legs I are blackish with the exception of the tarsi which are brown. Remaining legs with annulations in light and dark brown colours, at places emphasized by rings of light hairs.
Female 4-5 mm; male 3.5-4 mm.
Characters of genus:
A small genus with species, recently separated from
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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