[ berlandi - classif. uncertain] [ albocircumdatus - classif. uncertain] [cheliceroides] [ inhonestus ] [ kulczynski] [lisei] [ mahensis] mccooki = Xenocytaea mccooki [ mulciber ] [ neocaledonicus ] [ obscurus ] [ "H". pauciaculeis ][peckhami] ["H". roeweri] [ "H". rusticus] [ rufociliatus ] [ xanthopus ] [ sp.n. from Philippines by Barrion ]
Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Dull brown, stout to large salticids.
Found on shrubs and plants.
General remarks: Species in this group tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. They are not very colourful and are sturdy, solid-looking spiders. Genus: Hasarius. See Koh, p 107. This is a genus of squat, dull brown coloured salticids with an appearance somewhat like Evarcha. One well known species, H. adansoni, is a great traveller which has turned up in many countries in hothouses containing tropical plants. The cephalothorax is thick, the flat top extends on to the thorax with the rear slope of the thorax to the margin very steep. The sides are vertical. In plan, the carapace is U-shaped with the sides virtually parallel and the rear margin moderately truncate. The abdomen is a broad oval, rounded at the front and very slightly tapering to the rear. The legs are long and moderately spiny, with legs I and II very slightly more robust than legs III and IV. The dark brown eye area of the male H. adansoni is bordered by a light, crescent-shaped area carrying white hairs. The rest of the carapace is dark brown. The underlying colour of the abdomen is a mottled dark brown. Around the shoulders there is a white crescent-shaped collar. Towards the rear there is a vague, broad lightish area in the middle and several white spots, two of which are prominent. The legs are uniform darkish brown. The female is a lighter edition of the male and the white spots on the abdomen are not evident. Distribution: Hasarius appears to be widely spread throughout the .tropics, but many species placed in the genus are not recognisable. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 336. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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