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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Asemonea O. P.-Cambridge, 1869

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Long, green or yellowish salticids. Found on shrubs and plants.
General remarks: In general these spiders are long, green or yellowish and often to be found on large green leaves on the edge of rain forest and in gardens nearby. This suggests that these spiders appreciate an occasional spell of sun bathing. Females, tending their eggs or young, are often to be found on the underside of green leaves under a sheet of silk so thin that an observer can see inside the cell without difficulty.
Genus: Asemonea: Spiders in this genus are longish and tend to be mostly translucent, green or yellow in colour. The genus was revised by Wanless in 1980. The type species, A. tenuipes, occurs in Myanmar and Thailand. The carapace is oval with a slightly truncated posterior edge. The eyes are bunched together near the front of the carapace, in what is virtually a 2,4,2 pattern. The carapace is amber in colour with the eye region and the median thoracic stripe whitish yellow and patches of amber hairs near the posterior edge. The abdomen is long, almost cylindrical, with the front truncate and the rear briefly pointed. It is whitish yellow in colour with amber hairs near the spinnerets and on the front edge of the abdomen. The legs are long and slender, pale yellow in colour with blackish lateral streaks. There are numerous, long, moderately robust spines. Some species have a black pattern on both the carapace and the abdomen, e.g. A. pinangensis. Distribution: Asemonea is a tropical genus which ranges from Africa to Thailand and P. Malaysia. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 322. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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