Diagnoses of genera
of South East Asia: Synagelides (3-4; 3). This a
genus which in our opinion is not particularly ant-like, although sometimes
referred to as such. The carapace is longer than wide, parallel sided and
round at the rear. It is fawn to orange coloured with the eye surrounds black.
Abdomens vary in shape from a broad to a slender oval. For our Vietnamese
species the front of the abdomen is greyish with two white spots, followed
by a broad, light coloured, transverse band medially and then a brown area
near the spinnerets. The legs are long and thin with the front legs similar
to those of Agorius, especially the curved metatarsi with the ventral cluster
of spines in the apical half. The trochanters and femora of leg I are dark
orange, and all the other segments of all legs, including the coxae, are greyish
Distribution: The main centre for Synagelides is just to the north of our area. The region extends from the Himalayas through to Korea and Japan with single species occurring in Myanmar and Vietnam. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 310. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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