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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Donoessus Simon, 1902

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Dull brown, small to medium salticids. Found on shrubs and plants. General remarks: These are, more or less, merely small editions of the previous group [Dull brown, stout to large salticids]. They are much the same colour and occupy much the same habitat. Their colour makes it possible that some of them occupy the litter at the base of such vegetation, but specimens in this group which we have collected have been on, rather than under, such vegetation. Genus: Donoessus . This is a small genus with but two species, D. nigriceps and D. striatus, both known only from our area. There has been little information about these species since the original descriptions but drawings of the male palp of the type of D. striatus is given in Zabka, 1988 and of a male specimen of D. nigriceps in Proszynski, 1984. Although the drawings are close, it is possible that these two specimens are not congeneric. Zabka describes the male D. striatus as having a cephalothorax which is thick, broad and tall. Eye field brown with the eye surrounds darker. The thorax is orange-brown and the margin dark brown. Abdomen colours are vague, the median area being orangish with a hint of three, transverse, grey spots and the sides grey. On legs I the tarsi and metatarsi and the ventral sides of the femora are yellow, with the remainder orange-brown. Legs II and III are paler and legs IV greyish-yellow. The legs are spiny. Distribution: Donoessus is known only from Singapore, Sumatra (Siberut) and Borneo. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 338. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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