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Description. Male (the holotype). Measurements. Carapace 2.10 long, 1.88 wide, 1.15 high at PLE. Ocular area 1.33 long, 1.35 wide anteriorly and 1.75 wide posteriorly. Diameter of AME 0.50. Abdomen 2.15 long, 1.63 wide. Cheliceral length 1.13. Clypeal height 0.15. Length of leg segments: leg I- 1.85+1.20+1.40+0.98+0.65; leg II- 1.00+0.70+0.63+0.58+0.41; leg III- 1.15+0.53+0.60+0.70+0.39; leg IV- 1.15+0.60+0.73+0.80+0.43. Leg spination. Leg I: Fm d 0-0-1-2ap; Tb v 2-2-2; Mt v 2-2ap. Leg II: Fm d 0-0-1-2ap; Tb pr 0-1, v 1-1; Mt v 2-2ap. Leg III: Fm d 3ap; Tb pr and rt 1-1, v 1-1ap; Mt pr and rt 2ap, v 1ap. Leg IV: Fm d 0-0-1-2ap; Tb rt 0-1; Mt pr 1ap, rt 2ap. Colouration. Carapace russet, punctured-reticulate, sparsely covered with white scales (Fig. 7); clypeus and ‘cheeks’ russet, ‘naked’ (with sparse black hairs). Sternum yellowish brown, covered with white protruding hairs. Labium, maxillae and chelicerae russet. Abdomen (Fig. 7): dorsum brown, with pairs of white spots and without scutum; sides and venter yellowish grey. Book-lung covers and spinnerets yellow, tinged with grey. Legs I stronger and longer than others, russet, Tb, Mt and Tr covered with protruding light hairs. Legs II-IV yellowish brownish, with all tarsi contrastingly yellow. Palps yellowish-brownish; palpal structure as in Figs 10-11.
Female (the paratype, sample 225.263). Measurements. Carapace 1.83 long, 1.60 wide, 0.90 high at PLE. Ocular area 1.05 long, 1.23 wide anteriorly and 1.53 wide posteriorly. Diameter of AME 0.43. Abdomen 3.03 long, 2.13 wide. Cheliceral length 0.63. Clypeal height 0.10. Length of leg segments: leg I- 1.08+0.68+0.71+0.58+0.41; leg II- 0.83+0.53+0.48+0.50+0.38; leg III- 1.05+0.48+0.50+0.58+0.35; leg IV- 1.10+0.53+0.65+0.73+0.40. Leg spination. Leg I: Fm d 0-0-1-1ap; Tb v 2-2-2; Mt v 2-2ap. Leg II: Tb pr 0-1, v 1-1; Mt v 2-2ap. Leg III: Fm d 1ap; Tb pr and rt 0-1, v 1ap; Mt pr and rt 2ap, v 1ap. Leg IV: Mt pr and rt 1ap. Colouration as in the male (Figs 8-9), but diff ers as follows: carapace much more densely covered with white adpressed scales; clypeus and chelicerae anteriorly covered with white hairs and scales; dorsum with poorly marked or no pattern of white spots; palps entirely yellow. Epigyne and spermathecae as in Figs 13-14.
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Further notes on the Harmochireae of Africa (Araneae, Salticidae, Pelleninae).
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Distribution. NE region of Madagascar (several localities) and the Comoros.
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