n African Entomology - A revision of the spider genus, Simon, 1895 (Araneae : Thomisidae) from the Afrotropical Region

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The Afrotropical representatives of the genus Simon, 1895 are revised. The genus belongs to the subfamily Dietinae and is known only from the Afrotropical region. Individuals are found in both vegetation and on the ground, but are rarely encountered. The genus is redescribed and an identification key is provided for the six species that are recognized, of which four are new, namely, (♀, ♂), (♀, ♂), (♂) and (♀, ♂). The males of Millot, 1942 and Simon, 1895 are described for the first time.

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