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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Gedea Simon, 1902

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Dull brown, small to medium salticids. Found on shrubs and plants. General remarks: These are, more or less, merely small editions of the previous group [Dull brown, stout to large salticids]. They are much the same colour and occupy much the same habitat. Their colour makes it possible that some of them occupy the litter at the base of such vegetation, but specimens in this group which we have collected have been on, rather than under, such vegetation. Genus: Gedea. This genus consists of two species, G. flavogulans Simon, 1902 and G. tibialis Zabka, 1985, and only three male specimens. There is very little information about the shape but Gedea is said to be close to Emathis. For G. tibialis, the carapace is dark brown becoming paler towards the margin and covered with adpressed hairs. The eye surrounds are black. The short abdomen has a broad median orange band anteriorly and is grey coloured becoming darker posteriorly. There are longitudinal grey streaks on the sides. The basal segments of legs I and II are greyish-orange with the other segments lighter. The other legs are orange with dark annulations near the joints. Distribution: Gedea is known only from Java, Vietnam and Thailand. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 339. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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