[Title Page] [List of Genera] Comparison of Drawings] [Regional Keys to Genera] [Descriptions of New Taxa] [Geographical Distribution] [Color Photographs] [Scanning Microphotographs] See also Catalogue of Salticidae [ Title page] List of Genera - names beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ References: Authors beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ Key for ticidae of C Europe ][Simon's 1899-1902 Keys to the Salticid Groups] [See also a list of photographs from Brazil]

Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library by Jerzy Proszynski 2006

Regional Guides for Identification of Salticidae

A pictorial guide to the Salticidae of Latin America 
See   also separate lists for: Australia,  Oriental    Region, Indian Subcontinent, Pacific Islands, N   Zealand, Galapagos  and Hawaii  
See: Pictorial Index ( under construction)
You have a choice to search for genera by several ways:
1. Traditional guides FISSIDENTATI   PLURIDENTATI  UNIDENTATI  
2. By subfamilies and groups of genera-: Samples (to date):
 Amycoida ][ Dendryphantinae][Euophryinae][Freinae] [Heliophaninae]  [Lyssomaninae][Marpissinae]
3. Experimental  guides:  ANT-LIKE APPEARANCE     
 MINUTE       LARGE        AVERAGE      CEPHALOTHORAX    LOW     CEPHALOTHORAX  HIGH 
ABDOMEN  NARROW       ABDOMEN BROAD      WITH SPECIAL FEATURES      LEGS 1 LONGEST in MALES        LEGS  3 LONGER         LEGS 4 LONGER 
1. Traditional guide (below) 
(following Simon 1901-1903 and aubsequent Authors)
Begins with cheliceral dentition
 
(examination often require breaking up of a chelicera) Click one
<=========> <====================> ======== PLURIDENTATI <=========================> FISSIDENTATI <=========================> UNIDENTATI Chelicerae with many inner teeth <===> Chelicerae with single tooth<=========> Chelicerae with single tooth

follows separation into groups of genera

A number of genera is not yet placed.

           
 Belliena  biocellosa

Consingis semicana

 Nagaina  incunda  

Rhetenor sp. Costa Rica          Rhetenor diversipes    
Diagnosis of the family Salticidae. Medium size or small spiders (4-12 mm, only exceptionally up to 20 mm), with  anterior 
body end broadly truncated, with 2 pairs of eyes on the face (anterior surface): large anterior median eyes (AME), 
and smaller (often by 1/3 or 1/2) anterior lateral eyes (ALE), which in some genera can be moved into separate row behind 
AME (see hyperlinked drawings of particular genera). The remaining two pairs of eyes (of rows II and III) located on dorso-
lateral edges of cephalothorax, delimit a quadrangular area between  eyes, called eye field (extending to about half of
cephalothorax). Body compact, legs short or moderately long. Salticidae move by jumping and walking, interrupted frequently 
by resting or ambushing periods; they are active hunters with complex behaviour. About 90 species was found to suck 
additionally flower nectar or drink water with sugar.They spin silky retreats and cocoons, but usually not catching webs, with 
exception for a few Asiatic genera, apparently ancient.  
Version August 24th, 2005. Copyrights by J. Proszynski. 2005