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Philaeus chrysops, male

Philaeus chrysops


Philaeus chrysops is a species of jumping spider (Salticidae). Unusual for spiders, the sexes differ extremely: males are very colorful with a glaringly red opisthosoma (chrysops means "golden eye" in Greek). The males have a dark brown cephalothorax with two broad longitudinal white stripes behind the rear eyes. The abdomen is bright orange-red on the back and the sides, with a longitudinal black stripe in the center and black shoulders. The long, slender legs are dark with the patellae and most of the tibiae of the first two pairs bright orange-red.


P. chrysops occurs in the Palearctic, reaching into South China.

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alicelongmartin 9 years ago

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Cascina, Toscana, Italy

Spotted on May 12, 2011
Submitted on May 30, 2011

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