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Monograph of the Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2014. Introduction to alternative classification of Salticidae
Classification of the Salticidae genera of the World
group of genera

EUOPHRYINES

by Jerzy Prószyński
Version December 31st, 2015 Note on illustrations. This introduction to classification of Salticidae includes only species with diagnostic illustrations in the taxonomic literature, arranged by similarities of embolus and spermophor. Images are displayed as thumbnails to save space and allow for rapid scanning of theoretically closely related species. Thumbnails are small versions of illustrations in other parts of the monograph, whera are displayed together with particulars of their sources and permissions.

Gen. Lechia Zabka, 1985 (2 species)

Type species Lechia squamata .
Diagnostic drawings below are integral part of definitions.

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Lechia minuta +b) squamata +c) squamata? - female by Logunov +d) COMPARED WITH types of Laufeia aenea male and female + e) unknown male misidentified as "Lechia squamata" : Proszynski J. 1992b. Ann. zool., 44, 9: 172-173, f 30-32 +b) Zabka 1985. Annales zoologici, Warszawa, 39, 11: 236, f 259-262 +c) female by Logunov, Jaeger 2015: RUS. ENT. J., 24(4): 355-357, f 33-39 +d) Laufeia aenea - TYPE from : Bohdanowicz A., Proszynski J. 1987. Annales zoologici, 41, 2: 74-76, ff. 84-89 +e) male by Logunov, Jaeger 2015: RUS. ENT. J., 24(4): 355-357, f 33-39. By courtesy.
Something very wrong: female identified by Logunov, Jaeger 2015 is apparently Lechia, but there are no reason to transfer it to Laufeia, (epigyne is different, its internal structure was not studied by any researcher to preserve type speciemen, the only female specimen known!), there are no premises to match it with male, which differs from Laufeia aenea by significant details of palp. J. Prószyński.
Dr. D.V. Logunov offered following comments about genus Lechia (personal letter,2015-12-20): "Lechia minuta is not a published combination and it is presented in your database without any justification or explanation to be referrred to as your personal opinion. I reckon this is one of the reasons why the WSC does not refer to it. For the time being, this taxon is better to retain as Euophrys minuta (the original combination), until the male is found and decribed."