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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Emathis Simon, 1899

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Emathis (3-6; 5). Species of Lepidemathis (9-10; 9-13) (p. 351) are said to look like large editions of Emathis, In which case, by virtue of their size, it is possible that the two species of Emathis recently recorded from the Philippines might well prove to belong to Lepidemathis. For the remaining three species of Emathis occurring in our area there is little recent descriptive information, although Proszynski and Zabka have produced some genitalia drawings. For the female E. weyersi the carapace is fairly high with a flat cephalus, sloping thorax and very steep sides. In plan, the carapace is U-shaped, broad and not much longer than wide. The abdomen is elongate oval, not as wide as and about as long as the carapace. The legs are spiny, moderately long and slender, with legs I slightly more robust than the others. The eye field is yellow, the surrounds of the front medians is orange and for the others, black. The rest of the carapace is orange, becoming darker towards the margin. The abdomen is whitish-yellow with the sides grey, some grey spots in the middle and some grey chevrons near the rear. The legs are whitish-yellow with orange and brown hairs.
Distribution: In our area Emathis is known from Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines, but there are also four species recorded from Central America. It remains to be determined whether or not these two groups are congeneric. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 283-284. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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