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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999

Cosmophasis bitaeniata (Keyserling, 1882)

No. 2161 Australia, Aru I. [See color phot from Australia]

Source: Chrysanthus P. 1968. Spiders from South New Guinea. X. Tijdschr. Ent. 111: 65, figs 78-81.

NB. Paper by Allan R.A., et al. 200.2 Mimicry of host cuticular hydrocarbons by salticid spider Cosmophasis bitaeniata that preys on larvae of tree ants Oecophylla smaragdina. J. Chem. Ecol. , 28(4): 835-448 - gives new approach to the biology of Cosmophasis. See also: Rachel A. Allan and Mark A. Elgar: Exploitation of the green tree ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, by the salticid spider Cosmophasis bitaeniata. Australian Journal of Zoology 49(2) 129 - 137. Also: Elgar MA, Allan RA.: Predatory spider mimics acquire colony-specific cuticular hydrocarbons from their ant model prey. Naturwissenschaften. 2004 Mar;91(3): 143-147.

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