Bavia

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Bavia
Bavia.sexpunctata.png
B. sexpunctata male + female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Superfamily: Salticoidea
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Hisponinae
Genus: Bavia
Simon, 1877
Type species
Bavia aericeps
Simon, 1877
Species

see text

Diversity
15 species

Bavia is a genus of jumping spiders.

Description[edit]

Bavia species are around 6 to 11 mm long in both sexes. Species of this genus are slender with long legs.[1]

Habits[edit]

Bavia is often found on the leaves of shrubs or lower tree branches.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Bavia is distributed throughout the Australasian region, with one isolated species found in Madagascar.

Species[edit]

female B. sexpunctata

Bavia ludicra (Keyserling, 1882) was transferred to genus Sandalodes and synonymized with Sandalodes superbus in 2000.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphy & Murphy 2000: 297
  2. ^ Platnick 2007

References[edit]

  • Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.

Further reading[edit]

  • Reimoser, E. (1929): Spolia Mentawiensa: Araneae. The Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 2:125-133 PDF (description of B. smedleyi and how it is distinct from several similar species)

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