Caleb J.T.D.1, Sanap R.V.2, Patel K.G.3, Sudhin P.P.4, Nafin K.S.4, Sudhikumar A.V.4 2018. First description of the female of Chrysilla volupe (Karsch, 1879) (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India, with notes on the species’ distribution and life history // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.27. No.2: 143–153 [in English].

1 Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhavan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700 053, West Bengal, India. E-mail:

2 National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru – 560 065, Karnataka, India.

3 07, Shiv Shakti Co-operative Housing Society, Deshara-Bhatha Road, Bilimora – 395 321, Gujarat, India.

4 Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda – 680 125, Kerala, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 27.2.06

ABSTRACT. 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.

KEY WORDS: Africa, individual development, jumping spider, taxonomy, new combination.

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