[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 [See also Catalogue of Salticidae: Panysinus]
[TYPE SPECIES nitens]
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: Panysinus. Although this genus contains one species, P. nicholsoni, which, like Hasarius adansoni, has turned up in hothouses in many countries, there is little descriptive information available. Interestingly, it was originally placed in Hasarius, The carapace is thick, flat on top with the rear of the thorax fairly steep. The sides are vertical. In plan, the carapace is U-shaped approaching rectangular, widest near the rear, tapering very slightly with the sides almost parallel. The abdomen is elongate oval, slightly narrower than the carapace, rounded in front and gradually tapering to the rear. The spiny legs are fairly long and strong with legs I longest. The carapace is black with a dull reddish pubescence, and has an elongate, almost diamond shaped, area of white hairs that starts near the middle of the cephalus and ends just over halfway down the middle of the thorax. The underlying colour of the abdomen is blackish with a broad median band of white hairs runnining the length of the abdomen and bordered with a reddish pubescence. The legs are blackish with the base of the femora yellow. The metatarsi and tarsi are yellow and darkened apically. Distribution: Panysinus occurs in the tropics from India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 339. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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