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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Leptorchestes sikorskii Proszynski, 2000

No. 0340 Israel; Lebanon

1. from Lebanon <=====> <===================> 2. from Israel

3. by Wesolowska

Source: 1. Proszynski J. 1992a. Salticidae (Araneae) of the Old World and Pacific Islands in several US collections. Annales zoologici, Warszawa, 44, 8: 98-90, fig. 41-43. ( as L. berolinensis). With Author's and Editor's permission.

2. Original drawings by J. Proszynski printed in Proszynski J. 2000. On mostly new Salticidae (Aranei) from Levant. Arthropoda Selecta, Moscow, 8(4): 246-248, figs 57-61. With Author's and Editor's permission. Also: Salticidae of Levant. Annales zoologici. 2003: 84-85, figs 325-329. With Author's and Editor's permission.

3. Wesolowska W, M. Szeremeta, 2001. A revision of ant-like salticid genera Enoplomischus Giltay, 1931, Kima Peckham & Peckham, 1902 and Leptorchestes Thorell, 1870 (Araneae: Salticidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 32 ( 2): 217-240, figs 1-89. By courtesy.

Etymology. Named in honour of the late General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile during II World War (1939-1943). He has announced to the World, as the first Head of Government, the fact of Holocaust in a speech broadcasted by the BBC on 9 June, 1942, based on reports arriving from the Polish Resistance (AK) from the Nazi occupied Poland. His Government has issued a diplomatic note on 10 December, 1942, describing Nazi crimes and plans of Holocaust, which prompted Allied declaration of 17 December, 1942.

NB. Species was recognized and mentioned by Logunov D.V., Rakov. S.Y. 1998. Miscellaneous notes on Middle Asian jumping spiders (Aranei Salticidae) (in Artropoda Selecta, 7(2): 124 from Turkmenistan. - the Authors abstained from description of the species in order to allow J. Proszynski to publish the delayed earlier description - a rare example of friendship and loyalty. J. Proszynski.

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