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Published: 2022-07-11
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Description of a stunning new species of Phlegra Simon, 1876 from southern Spain and redescription of an enigmatic Phlegra species from northern Africa (Araneae: Salticidae)

Laboratory of Systematics of Invertebrate Animals, Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia.
Departamento de Biología (Área de Botánica), Universidad de Cádiz, Campus Río San Pedro, 11510 Puerto Real, Spain.
Zoobotánico Jerez, c/ Madreselva s/n, 11408 Jerez, Spain;
Araneae courtship behaviour jumping spiders new species new synonymy


A new species of jumping spider, Phlegra blaugrana sp. nov., is described (♂♀, Cádiz Province, Spain). Phlegra nitidiventris Lucas, 1846 is redescribed, and the female is described for the first time. Phlegra sapphirina Thorell, 1875 syn. nov. is synonymized with P. nitidiventris. A distribution map for P. blaugrana sp. nov. and P. nitidiventris is provided, and elements of the courtship behaviour of P. blaugrana sp. nov. are described.



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