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Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, XI. A new genus of Astieae from Western Australia

  title={Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, XI. A new genus of Astieae from Western Australia},
  author={Marek Zabka},
Megaloastia mainae gen. et sp. nov., an unusuallong-Ieged spider from Western Australia is described and figured. Remarks on morphology, behaviour and evolution of Salticidae are presented. 
A new genus and five new species of Astieae (Araneae: Salticidae) from Australia, with remarks on distribution
Parahelpis , a new genus of Astieae, is described for Helpis abnormis (Zabka, 2002) and Parahelpis smithae spec. nov., the former being designated the type species. Adoxotoma embolica spec. nov., A.
On ten species of jumping spiders from Xishuangbanna, China (Araneae, Salticidae)
Nine new species of jumping spiders from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden are described and the female of Chinattusinflatus Wang & Li, 2020 is described for the first time.
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The group Astieae comprises the following genera: Astia, Arasia, Helpis, Adoxotoma, Jacksonoides, Megaloastia, Sondra and Tauala, all of which are recorded from Australia only.
New species of Jacksonoides Wanless, 1988 from Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Astioida), with a re-definition of the genus
Nine new species of Jacksonoides (Wanless, 1988) are diagnosed, described and illustrated and the genus is re-defined and its relationships are discussed.
A phylogenetic classification of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)
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A revision of the spider group Astieae (Araneae: Salticidae) in the Australian region
The group Astieae is relimited to include six, mainly Australian, genera: Arasia Simon, Astia Koch, Helpis Simon, Jacksonoides, and six species new to science.
Salticidae (Araneae) of Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, IV. Genus Ocrisiona Simon, 1901
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Comparative biology of Portia africana, P. albimana, P. fimbriata, P. labiata, and P. shultzi, araneophagic, web-building jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae): utilisation of webs, predatory versatility, and intraspecific interactions
Portia was an aggressive mimic, using a complex repertoire of vibratory behaviour to deceive the host spiders on which it fed, and was a highly effective predator on diverse types of alien webs.
The biology of Jacksonoides queenslandica, a jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) from Queensland: intraspecific interactions, web-invasion, predators, and prey
The behaviour of Jacksonoides queenslandica Wanless, a very abundant salticid in north Queensland rainforests, was investigated in nature and the laboratory, finding that females ate each other’s eggs and made longterm use of their nests.
Communal jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Kenya: interspecific nest complexes, cohabitation with web-building spiders, and intraspecific interactions
Three communal salticids that live in very large interspecific nest complexes, a habit which is highly unusual for cursorial spiders, are studied, finding distinct differences in the display behaviours of the different species.
Comparative study of releaser pheromones associated with the silk of jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)
Nests and webs with altered structure and masses of dragline silk crudely resembling nests were effective releasers of courtship, suggesting that a polar pheromone is bound to the silk.
Inter-specific associations involving spiders: kleptoparasitism, mimicry and mutualism
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  • 1993
Orsima Simon (Araneae: Salticidae), a remarkable spider from Africa and Malaya
  • Bulletin of the British Arac1mological Society
  • 1992
A common method of sound production by courting jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae)
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  • 1988