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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 2006

Plexippus "clemens" in: Wesolowska, van Harten 2007 = Plexippus cf. tectonicus sp. n..
     No. 0000 Yemen 
  (note thoracal white spot not round but diamond shaped).


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Are the above male and female correctly matched?  Wesolowska and  van Harten 1994: 72, f 147-149 
describe female (of P. similis) as follows: "Carapace rather elongated with eye field occupying about half of its length.
 Eye field brown, eyes surrounded by black, thoracic part of carapace yellowish-orange with brown border.  Few adherent 
white hairs on eye field, brown bristles in vicinity of eyes. Clypeus very low, chelicerae light brown  .... Abdomen brownish 
 with wide yellowish median stripe and two pairs of light longitudinal marks in posterior half (Fig. 147); ventrally light.
 Abdomen covered with brown hairs. Spinnerets yellowish. Legs yellow with brown hairs and spines." 
In my opinion the femal above belongs to Dedndryphantinae - J. Prószynski
Source: Original photographs by Dr B. Knoflach. In: Wesolowska W., van Harten A. 2007. Additions to the knowledge of the jumping spiders 
  (Araneae: Salticidae) of Yemen. Fauna of Arabia, 23: 58-60, f 165-168, phots 33-36. By courtesy.     

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