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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Habrocestum Simon, 1876

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Genus: Habrocestum. Recent work has indicated that many species in this genus were not congeneric with the type species, and a number of transfers have already taken place. However we have three species all correctly placed. The carapace is broad but still longer than wide. Behind the rear eyes it is rounded behind, and at the front is slightly flared. The abdomen is smaller than the cephalothorax and is a broad, almost pear-shaped, oval. For the male H. orientale from Vietnam, the eye field is brown, lighter in the middle and darker round the eyes. The thorax is orange, darkening towards the margin. It is beige coloured with yellow and grey spots, the latter forming chevrons towards the rear. Legs I and II are dark orange with yellow coxae, whilst legs III and IV are lighter and yellowish.
Distribution: The main centre of Habrocestum proper now appears to be the Mediterranean region, with a few species recorded eastwards to S. China and Hong Kong. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 344. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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