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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Synageles Simon, 1876

     Color phots [dalmaticus] [venator] [... venator by Holstein] 
	 [TYPE SPECIES S. venator] 
     [ albotrimaculatus  [ charitonowi ] [dalmaticus] [hilarulus] [lepidus ]
     [morsei ] [ nigriculus ] [ramitus] [scutiger ] [subcingulatus ] [sp from Amur]
     [ bishopi ] [ canadensis ][ idahoanus] [ leechi][ mexicanus] [ noxiosus][ occidentalis ] 

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Synageles. Two species, S. venator and S. charitonovi, have been recorded in our area in recent years. The cephalothorax is flat and low. From above, the carapace of S. venator is more or less U-shaped with the sides slightly curved outwards. The ocular quadrangle occupies more than half of the carapace length. The cephalic part is dark brown and the remainder less dark, but becoming dark brown again near the margin. The abdomen is lengthwise oval, about twice as long as wide and slightly truncated anteriorly. A transverse, narrow, white band crosses the abdomen near the middle. In front of this band the colour is uniformly brown and to its rear is a transverse, widish, light brown band that gives way to dark brown for the remainder of the abdomen. The front legs, which are somewhat stouter than the rest, have femora, patellae and tibiae brown and the other segments pale yellow. The other legs are lighter coloured with most segments pale yellow, but with all the femora and the tibiae plus metatarsi of leg IV, pale light brown. It appears to be a creature of moist, grassy places and sand dunes. Distribution: Synageles is essentially holarctic in distribution, but some species reach the Mediterranean area and one species is recorded from the Bahamas. In our area Synageles is known only from S. China. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 310. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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