[Title Page] [List of Genera] Comparison of Drawings] [Descriptions of New Taxa] [Geographical Distribution] [Color Photographs] See also Catalogue of Salticidae [ Title page] List of Genera - names beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ References: Authors beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ [See also Catalogue: Marpissa] [and also of Mendoza]

Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Marpissa Koch C.L., 1846

According to Logunov:

Genus [ Mendoza Peckham et Peckham, 1894

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Long, mottled grey salticids, some flattish. Found on warm walls, rocks and tree trunks in the open. Genus: Marpissa. There are three species of this worldwide genus in our area. There is no recent information for M. nanodes from Sumatra, but the other two species, M. magister and M. pulla, are well established and widespread. Marpissa is a flat, long spider, and a number of species live under flakes of bark on fence stakes and on tree trunks. The carapace is oval, widest near the rear and tapers gradually to the truncated front. The abdomen is an elongate oval and pointed at the rear. For M. magister the carapace is yellowish-brown with the cephalus black. The grey abdomen has two complete, longitudinal black stripes forming altogether five stripes of roughly equal width - 3 grey and 2 black. The legs are pale yellowish with the front pair of legs darker and more robust. The front two pairs of legs are fairly spiny. Distribution: Marpissa is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere with a few species even making it to Siberia. The species in our area are known from Sumatra, Vietnam, S. China and Taiwan. There are a few species still recorded from the Southern Hemisphere which might repay further examination. In Australia Marpissa seems to be replaced by Holoplatys. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 319. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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