Diagnoses of genera
of South East Asia: 51.5 Broad, squat, hairy, brownish salticids
with flattish carapace.Genus: Stertinius. Typically, the male
carapace is about as long as broad, round on the sides, attenuated to the
front and rear. The top is flat. It is basically black, rugose and clothed
in dense, whitish-yellow, squamose hairs. The abdomen is a broad oval. Dorsally
there are two rows of dark red sigilla with white squamose hairs, and a vague,
broad, median stripe anteriorly with pale yellow squamose hairs. There are
short, oblique, dark lines on the sides legs, which are much more robust than
the others, are black with white hairs, and the -tibiae have dense black hairs
ventrally. The remaining legs have segments which are darkish, but yellow
apically. The male palp of S. nobilis is drawn in Proszynski, 1983
and is thought to be close to Ligurra latidens.
Distribution: Stertinius is known from Sumatra to the Philippines and Moluccas. One species occurs on Guam in the Mariana Islands. Murphy & Murphy 2000: 315-316. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
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