Hyllus (spider)

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Hyllus semicupreus.jpg
Hyllus semicupreus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Plexippinae
Genus: Hyllus
C. L. Koch, 1846
Type species
Hyllus giganteus
C. L. Koch, 1846

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70 species

Hyllus is a genus of the spider family Salticidae (jumping spiders).

Most species occur in Africa and Madagascar, many in Australasia up to India. H. insularis is found in Greece and Iran; however, it is considered misplaced in this genus.[1]

Hyllus semicupreus hunting a grasshopper


Hyllus was the son of Heracles and Deianira in Greek mythology.



  1. ^ Logunov 2001


  • Logunov, D.V. (2001): New and poorly known species of the jumping spiders (Aranei: Salticidae) from Afghanistan, Iran and Crete. Arthropoda Selecta 10: 59-66.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History.
  • Caleb, J. T. D., Christudhas, A., Laltanpuii, K. & Chitra, M (2014): A new species of Hyllus from India

Further reading[edit]

  • Metzner, H. (1999): Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279.

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