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Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library

by Jerzy Proszynski 1997

Genus Stagetilus Simon, 1885

Diagnoses of genera of South East Asia: Stagetillus,(6; 6-8), PI. 27.8. Three members of this genus come from our area. For the type species S. opaciceps, the carapace is a drawn-out oval narrowing noticeably to the front. It is shiny yellowish-red in colour with two dark, curving and converging stripes on the sides and whitish-yellow between the eyes. The abdomen is very narrow and long. It is dark purplish in colour with narrow, elongated white marks on the sides and a transverse white mark near the spinnerets. The front pair of legs is much more robust than the others, dark in colour save for the yellow tarsi. The remaining legs are essentially yellow but the femora and of patellae leg II are darkish yellow. Ventrally, tibiae 1 carries 3 pairs and metatarsi I 2 pairs of very strong spines. Genitalia and habitus figures are given in Proszynski, 1987.
Distribution: Stagetillus is known only from Sri Lanka, P. Malaysia and Sumatra. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 288. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.

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