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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Zeuxippus Thorell, 1891

 

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Zeuxippus (5-6; 3-5). In appearance, this small genus is close to Rhene (p. 315), i.e. salticids with noticeably wide carapaces. The cephalothorax is moderately thick, flat on top with the thorax and the sides very steep. In plan the carapace is a broad oval, widest at the level of the rear eyes and is about as long as wide. The rear margin is somewhat truncate. The abdomen is elongate oval, widest in the front half, and more slender than that of Rhene. Legs I are thick compared with the others and carry some short spines. For the male of Z. pallidus, the carapace is orange-brown and hairy. The hairs on the sides are greyish-white, long and stick out sideways. The abdomen is greyish orange-brown with orange sigilla and light transverse streaks posteriorly. Legs I are very hairy with long greyish-white and orange brown hairs. The other legs are yellow-orange, browner laterally and near the joints. The female is lighter in general and has greyish streaks on the sides of the abdomen. Distribution: The three species of Zeuxippus are known from India, Myanmar, Vietnam and China. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 289-290. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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