Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hairy-armed Jumper Spider (Harmochirus brachiatus)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Salticidae under genus of Harmochirus . The scientific name for this spider is Harmochirus brachiatus (Thorell, 1877).


This spider has dark brown color all over its body. It has unique front legs. The front legs are longer and bigger then other legs. The abdomen is rounded. The size is about 4mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Salticidae - Jumping Spiders
Genus : Harmochirus
Species : H. brachiatus
Binomial name : Harmochirus brachiatus (Thorell, 1877)

References: 
http://www.jumping-spiders.com/php/tax_drawings.php?id=1774



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