Chrysilla lauta

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Chrysilla lauta
Chrysilla lauta at Kadavoor.jpg
Chrysilla lauta in Kerala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Heliophaninae
Genus: Chrysilla
Species: C. lauta
Binomial name
Chrysilla lauta
Thorell, 1887

Chrysilla lauta is the type species of the jumping spider genus Chrysilla. It occurs in rain forest[1] from Burma to China and Vietnam. Although known since 1887, it has only been described from male specimens.[2]

Description[edit]

The male is very slender. Its carapace is orange-red, with a narrow bluish-white, iridescent transverse stripe between the eyes. The robust chelicerae do not point forward. The long scutum of the opisthosoma is dark brown and covered with dense, bronze-colored hairs. The long legs are brownish-yellow, with the first pair, and the last segments of the others brown.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphy & Murphy 2000: 298
  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.

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