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Dimorphic Jumping Spider.jpg
male Maevia inclemens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Marpissiniae
Genus: Maevia
C. L. Koch, 1846
Type species
Attus inclemens
Walckenaer, 1837

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11 species

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

Maevia appears to have been a large blanket genus in its beginnings, with not closely related species from the New World and the region from India to the Moluccas being lumped there. As the type species is from North America, those that occur in the New World were left in the genus, with most others transferred to other genera. However, several species exist in Asia for which there has been no information since their description, often more than a hundred years ago, so transferring them to other genera proves difficult.[1]



  1. ^ Murphy & Murphy 2000: 270


  • Barnes, R.D. (1955): North American jumping spiders of the genus Maevia. American Museum novitates 1746. PDF
  • Barnes, R.D. (1958): North American jumping spiders of the subfamily Marpissinae (Araneae, Salticidae). American Museum novitates 1867. PDF Abstract (Marpissa, Metacyrba, Menemerus, Maevia)
  • Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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