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Psenuc courti (Zabka, 2002) Court's Stridulating Jumping Spider

Psenuc is a new genus for some of the jumping spiders previously in Afraflacilla and Pseudicius, created by Jerzy Prszyński in 2016. Psenuc courti is a Papua New Guinea spider, also found in northern Queensland. The holotype was collected by Marek Zabka and David Court. Like Afraflacilla it has a row of tubercles with stridulatory spines on the side of the carapace from under the anterior lateral eyes rearward to just past the posterior lateral eyes. This is combined with a similar row of spines on the femur of the first leg to make sounds when rubbed together, presumably for communication. ♀ 6mm ♂4mm

AUS-1478 Barron Gorge female


Salticidae Psenuc courti
Photo: Iain R. Macaulay

AUS-265 Barron Gorge male


Salticidae Psenuc courti
Photos: Robert Whyte


Salticidae Psenuc courti
Photos: Iain R. Macaulay

AUS-2112 Holloway Beach Cairns female


Salticidae Psenuc courti
Photos: Robert Whyte and Iain R. Macaulay. Diagnostic drawings by Zabka.

AUS-265 Barron Gorge male showing diagnostic features


Salticidae Psenuc courti
Photos: Robert Whyte

 
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