Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Genus: Neon. So far,
only two species of this well known genus have been found in our area. The carapace
is oblong, a little longer than wide, parallel-sided, and curves briefly to
a very wide, truncate posterior edge. It is greyish in colour with dark surrounds
to the eyes. The abdomen is a broad oval, a little wider than the carapace,
with a moderately wide truncate anterior edge. It is whitish grey with irregular
grey spots and has a collar of dark grey adpressed hairs anteriorly. The legs
are light grey becoming darker near the joints and on the sides.
Distribution: Neon is mainly a holarctic genus. However, there are still two Neotropical species on record which would repay further examination. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 342-343. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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