First record of the jumping spider Epocilla praetextata Thorell, 1887 (Araneae: Salticidae) from India

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A. Kananbala
M. Bhubaneshwari
O. Sandhyarani
Manju Siliwal


A salticidae spider Epocilla praetextata Thorell, 1887 is reported for the first time from India.  The present record is from Manipur, northeastern India, which shares an International border with Myanmar.  This is the 3rd species of the genus Epocilla recorded in India.  We provide the description and drawings of diagnostic characteristics for this species along with photographs.

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