[Title Page] [List of Genera] Comparison of Drawings] [Regional Keys to Genera] [Descriptions of New Taxa] [Geographical Distribution] [Color Photographs] [See also Catalogue: Harmochirus] See also Catalogue of Salticidae [ Title page] List of Genera - names beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ References: Authors beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ

Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Harmochirus Simon, 1885

[COLOR PHOT:[[ Harmochirus luculentus or cf. - Philippines] [luculentus from Yemen]
[TYPE SPECIES brachiatus] [ brachiatus from Australia] [ brachiatus from Bali ] [ brachiatus from Philippines by Barrion ] [ brachiatus - malaccensis ] [brachiatus by Logunov]
[Comparison Harmochirus-Bianor]
[ albibarbis ] [ bianoriformis ] [ duboscqui] [ elegans] [ insulanus ] [ lloydii ] [ luculentus ] [proszynskii][ zabkai ] [ sp. from Tanzania] sp. unknown -by Logunov]


Species transfered to genus Sibianor
[ kochiensis] [ latens] [ nigriculus] [ pullus]

SEE RELATED GENUS [ Bianor] Modunda] [ Sibianor]

COMMENT: Simplified, semidiagramatic drawings of internal structure of epigynum by Logunov in this, and related genera are insuficient to distinguish and/or compare species. Notified on my views Logunov answered (personal letter of January 28th, 2002) "... females in Bianor and related genera (and often in Pellenes; from the subgenus Pelmultus) cannot be readily separated and the female copulatory organs are of poor taxonomic value. So, no reason to compare them, as NO reliable conclusion can be drawn from observing them. " J. Proszynski

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Genus: Harmochirus. See also Koh, p. 106. This is a small genus very close to Bianor, One widespread species, H. brachiatus, occurs in our area. Harmochirus appears to be a rainforest species and seems to replace Bianor in the region where Bianor is missing. For the male of H. brachiatus, the cephalothorax is somewhat cube-shaped, fairly high, the cephalus flat and the thorax and sides almost vertical. In plan, the carapace is a broad oval, a little longer than wide and has a fairly wide truncate posterior margin. The abdomen is a very broad oval and almost circular. All the legs are long and the femora, patellae and tibiae of legs I are massive. All the other segments are slender and shiny. There are fringes on the swollen segments of leg I and substantial spines beneath tibiae I and metatarsi I. Elsewhere there are few other spines. The carapace is rugose and brown in colour with a thin white, marginal stripe along each side. The abdomen is entirely covered by a dark brown, shiny scutum. Legs I are brown and the others are brownish yellow with brown stripes, particularly on the femora. Distribution: Although there are not many species, the range of Harmochirus stretches from Africa to Japan and Australia. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 342-343. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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