TitleFirst description of the female of Chrysilla volupe (Karsch, 1879) (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India, with notes on the species’ distribution and life history
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsCaleb JTD, Sanap R.V., Patel KG, Sudhikumar AV
JournalArthropoda Selecta
Date Published06/2018

Chrysilla volupe (Karsch, 1879) is redescribed based on fresh materials collected from India. The female is described for the first time. Observations on the initial developmental stages of the eggs and the first instar are documented. A map showing the refined distributional range of C. volupe is provided. A new combination is proposed for the African species, Chrysilla guineensis (Wesołowska et Wiśniewski, 2013) comb.n. (ex. Phintella), thereby confirming the occurrence of the genus in the Afrotropical Region.