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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 2002

Habrocestoides parvulum (Banks, 1895)

No. 3872 USA; Canada: Ontario1

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3. By Jones 1946 original (a) and repeated by Edwards 2002 (b)

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Source: 1. Paquin P., Duperre N. 2003. Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec. Fabreries, Suppl. 11: 194, figs 2160-2162. By courtesy.2. 2. Xeroxcopies of unpublished drawings by W. P. Maddison, by permission.

3a. Jones 1946 (courtesy of Dr G. B. Edwards). 3b. Edwards G.B. 2002a. A review of the Nearctic jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the subfamily Euophryinae north of Mexico. Insecta Mundi 16 (1-3): 68, figs 1-4.

4. Richman D.B. 1981b. A revision of the genus Habrocestum (Araneae, Salticidae) in North America. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 170 (1): 204, f. 6, 24-28. With Author's and Editor's permission.

Comment by J. Proszynski. Looking through drawings of North American species, absent yet from the present Internet "Salticidae of the World" with Wayne P. Maddison, we were surprised by similarities between Habrocestum parvulum and several sppecies of Asiatic genus Habrocestoides. These consist, first of all, of peculiar globlar structure inside posterior, triangular margin of epigynum (cf. ) and basis of embolus always bent medially, with usually short embolus. Genital structures in Habrocestoides are generally variable, but above mentioned characters are almost always present. Single species of an Asiatic genus in the N. American continent deserves certainly some attention (J.P. 2003).

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