Diagnoses of genera
of South East Asia: Langerra (4; ?). This monotypic genus
was recently erected for a single female, L. oculina, collected in Vietnam.
It is a small spider which was beaten from bushes in forest. The cephalothorax
is high and solid. In plan the carapace is oblong, slightly longer than broad
and with a wide rear. The abdomen is a broad oval and is rather smaller than
the carapace. Shape of legs not quoted. The carapace is orange-brown with a
lighter patch towards the posterior margin. The eye surrounds of the front median
eyes are dark brown and for the rest they are black. The abdomen is grey in
colour, darkening to the rear and covered with grey brown hairs. Legs I and
II are dark orange, with the femora slightly greyer and the tarsi yellow. Legs
III and IV are lighter. All legs are hairy with grey fringes around the joints.
Distribution: Langerra is known only from Vietnam. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 293.By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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