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Omoedus swiftorum Zhang and Maddison, 2012 Swift's Omoedus

A medium-sized jumper named from specimens found in Papua New Guinea, where they were found on low bushes in an open disturbed area, also present in northern Australia, mostly dark brown to black, with a prominent central stripe down the upper surface of the abdomen. Flashes of bright white scales behind the posterior lateral eyes and an arrow-shape on the rear or the caput. Named in honor of Kristin Swift and John Swift, for their support of Conservation International's work in New Guinea. ♀ 5mm ♂ 4.5mm

Northern Territory 2013


Omoedus swiftorum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Northern Territory 2013


Omoedus swiftorum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Northern Territory 2013


Omoedus swiftorum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Northern Territory 2013


Omoedus swiftorum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Northern Territory 2013


O
Photo: Robert Whyte

Northern Territory 2013


Omoedus swiftorum
Photo: Robert Whyte

Diagnostic photos and drawings


Omoedus swiftorum
Illustraitions and photos: Junxia Zhang and Wayne Maddison

References


  • Zhang & Maddison, 2012 - New euophryine jumping spiders from Papua New Guinea
    (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) Zootaxa 3491: 1-74 (2012)
 

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