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Descriptions of New Taxa

A Supplement to Salticidae Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Rafalus sp-2 Proszynski, 1999

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  • Remark. This and other similar specimen has changed during 30-60 years of preservation, colors faded and part of the setae lost; since they were collected as single individuals in distant localities, the importance of differences in the genital organs cannot be evaluated; there is no reason to consider them conspecific either. Legs are similar in all these females, yellow with indistinct darker annulation; tibia I with 3 pairs of ventral spines; femora III and IV have a particularly long, dorsal spine basally. Ventral aspect: sternum dark; coxae light; abdomen light - similar in all 3 females described. The decision on the specific status of these is left until such time that more material be becomes available.

    Material: Nahal Roded Near Elat.