Habronattus coecatus groupWayne Maddison
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The H. coecatus group is one of the groups with laterally fringed first legs and modified third legs. The courtship behavior is among the most complex in the genus.
The coecatus group shares with the viridipes group a fringed first leg with spatulate spines and a modified third leg. © Wayne Maddison.
The coecatus group, however, is distinguished by its secondarily straightened tegular apophysis which therefore lacks the characteristic elbow of Habronattus. © Wayne Maddison.
Griswold, C. E. 1987. A revision of the jumping spider genus Habronattus F.O.P.-Cambridge (Araneae; Salticidae), with phenetic and cladistic analyses. University of California Publications, Entomology 107: 1-344.
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