Akela (spider)

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Akela
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Genus: Akela
Peckham & Peckham, 1896
Species

Akela charlottae
Akela fulva
Akela ruricola

Akela Peckham & Peckham, 1896 is a genus of the jumping spider family Salticidae, consisting of three described species. Two of these occur in Central and South America and the third in Pakistan.

Name[edit]

The genus name is derived from Akela, "The Lone Wolf" from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Other salticid genera with names of Kipling's characters are Bagheera, Messua and Nagaina.

Species[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Galiano, M. E. (1989), "Note on the genera Admestina and Akela (Araneae, Salticidae)", Bull. British Arachnol. Soc., 8(2): 49-50.

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