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[See also Catalogue of Salticidae: Langona]
Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library
by Jerzy Proszynski 1997
Genus Langona Simon, 1901
Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Langona (?; 4.9-5.8). In
appearance this genus is close to that of Aelurillus described above. One
species was first from recorded from S. China in 1993. The dark brown cephalothorax
has two longitudinal, parallel lines of white setae running from the rear eyes
to the rear edge. The abdomen is black with a longitudinal, median stripe of white
setae. The sides of the abdomen are whitish.
Distribution: Langona is a smallish genus consisting of a dozen
or so species. Most of the species described originally, including the type, come
from Africa. However, a few species occur further east to India and Tadzhikistan.
One species, L. bhutanica, from Bhutan has been recorded recently from
S. China. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 274. By
courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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