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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszyński

adapted  from: "Salticidae (Araneae) of the World" by Jerzy Proszynski 2002
Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa

Nieuwenhuys Gallery of Color Photographs of Salticidae of Europe

Carrhotus xanthogramma male and female

[See photos by Holstein]

The male and female of these species are so differently colored that they were long denoted as different species. The male has a black head while the female's head has yellow-orange spots. Her body is beautifully colored with orange and yellow hairs. The spider can be spotted on bushes in the southern parts of Europe. The species is very rare and therefor endangered.

To return to drawing click on photograph

Source: Original photographs received from Mr. Ed Nieuwenhuys, Netherlands - http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/Spiders/spidhome.htm

Copyright © for the photos by Ed Nieuwenhuys, for the page by J. Proszynski, 1999.