(O. P.-Cambridge, 1871)
A small brown spider with contrasting yellow palps. The body appears uniform brown at a distance, but in reality the colour is composed of the underlying dark brown ground colour lightened by a light coverage of orange-red and whitish hairs. Abdomen with dark chevrons due to patches lacking light hairs. Legs pale yellow with darker annulations. Male is similar to female, but has legs I almost black with greenish-blue iredescent hairs. The face is covered with distinct golden-yellow hairs.
Female 2-3 mm; male 2-2.5 mm.
Peckham & Peckham, 1909.
Characters of genus:
In contrast to the closely related
genus the combined lenght of patella and tibia does not differ much for legs III and IV.
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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