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Jerzy Prószyński    2008
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Salticidae (Araneae) of the World

Pellenes diagonalis (Simon, 1868) sensu Metzner, 1999

[uncertain identity with original immature specimen from Syria (Djebel Kasioun), and all previous records. See comment below, on this page]

No. 3113 Greece (including Corfu, I. Syra and Rhodes) and Turkey (Smyrna)

Compare with female from Smyrna]

1. Metzner - from Greece <=======================> 2. Proszynski - female of P. ostrinus from Israel

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3. Proszynski - compare specimen from Turkey: Smyrna - possibly = P. diagonalis sensu Metzner;

Source: 1. Metzner H. 1999. Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14. Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde, Karlsruhe: 126-127, 245, table 91a-i, map 98. With Author's and Editor's permission. 2. Proszynski 2003a. Salticidae of the Levant. Annales zoologici, , 53 (1): 117-119, fig 461. 3. Proszynski 2003a. Salticidae of the Levant. Annales zoologici, , 53 (1): 117-119, fig 483 [Specimen from Turkey: Smyrna; epigynum not published]. With Author's and Editor's permission.

Comment to Pellenes diagonalis by Proszynski 2003a: 120-121
(Salticidae of Levant, Annales zoologici - originally writen about 1988):
"Pellenes diagonalis Simon, 1876
Remarks. The only specimen identified by Simon, but not type, came from "Pentes arides du djebel Kasioun, pres de Damas (Syrie) Henri Gadeau de Kerville 1911" in MNHN-Paris and is immature. Resembles P. simoni by dark abdomen with longitudinal white median streak from 1/4 of length, slightly expanded like narrow diamond, crossed medially by a transverse bar with ends bending posteriorly and merging with marginal white line. Sides beneath eyes white, bending behind eyes III and forming large white spot on each side, but not connected dorsally. Legs dark except white tarsus I, and patella-tarsus II-IV. Identity of other specimens unknown. Distribution: Syria (Djebel Kasioun); said to occur in Corfu, on Syra and in Turkey. Israel: unknown."

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