Diagnoses of genera
of South East Asia: Mantius (5-8; 6-10). The five species
of Mantius all come from our area, but except for the drawing of the
female genitalia by Proszynski, 1984 there is no recent information. The cephalothorax
is high and slopes downwards in both directions from the rear eyes, steeply
on the thoracic part. It is often dark reddish-brown in colour. The abdomen
is a plump oval and uniform yellowish-brown in colour with whitish hairs. The
legs are of similar size and length, with the front legs reddish brown and the
others yellowish-brown. The genus is said to be close to Ptocasius.
Distribution: Mantius is known only from P. Malaysia, Nicobar Is., Sumatra, Java and Sarawak. Murphy & Murphy 2000: .284-285. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society
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