Salticidae: Neon

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Males

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- Females

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Inner side of embolus with short thorns

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- Inner side of embolus without thorns

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Embolic part provided with thorns projecting laterally

Neon valentulus Falconer, 1912

female

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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1967)
- Embolic part provided with thorns projecting distally

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Embolic area provided with thorns developed as a broad field

Neon reticulatus (Blackwall, 1853)

female

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male Pedipalp
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Tullgren 1946)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Tullgren 1946)
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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1967)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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Embolic area provided with thorns tapering toward base of embolus; embolus slightly longer

Neon robustus Lohmander, 1945

female

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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male Pedipalp
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Tullgren 1946)
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male Pedipalp
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Tullgren 1946)
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male Part of embolus
(Prószyński 1991)
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Tibial apophysis relatively narrow, distal end straight; terminal part of embolus straight

Neon levis (Simon, 1871)

female

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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Zabka 1997)
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male Pedipalp
(Zabka 1997)
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male Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Tibial apophysis distally with hook-shaped tip; terminal part of embolus forming 2 loops, lying on cymbium

Neon rayi (Simon, 1875)

female

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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1967)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Prószyński 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Wiehle 1967)
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Epigyne in anterior half with 2 small, round grooves, margins distinctly sclerotised; receptaculum seminis situated in posterior half

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- Epigyne different

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Epigynal grooves as large as receptaculum semis

Neon valentulus Falconer, 1912

male

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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Epigyne
(Tullgren 1946)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
- Epigynal grooves smaller than receptacula seminis

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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Neon reticulatus (Blackwall, 1853)

male

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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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female Epigyne
(Tullgren 1946)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1951)
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female Vulva
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Epigyne very similar to reticulatus but copulatory openings larger and sclerotised area between grooves narrower

Neon robustus Lohmander, 1945

male

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female Epigyne
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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female Epigyne
(Tullgren 1946)
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female Vulva
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Vulva
(Snazell et al. 1999)
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Copulatory openings round; Vulva as fig.

Neon levis (Simon, 1871)

male

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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Zabka 1997)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Vulva
(Zabka 1997)
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female Habitus
(Zabka 1997)
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Copulatory openings longish; vulva very complex

Neon rayi (Simon, 1875)

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female Epigyne
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1967)
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female Vulva
(Prószyński 1991)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1967)
Further taxa

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1. Neon convolutus Denis, 1937

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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Logunov 2004a)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Logunov 2004a)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Denis 1937b)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Denis 1937b)
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male Habitus, dorsal view
(Denis 1937b)

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2. Neon kovblyuki Logunov, 2004

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male Pedipalp, mesal view
(Logunov 2004a)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Logunov 2004a)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Logunov 2004a)
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female Epigyne
(Logunov 2004a)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Logunov 2004a)
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female Habitus
(Logunov 2004a)

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3. Neon muticus (Simon, 1871)

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male Palpal tibia
(Simon 1937)

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4. Neon pictus Kulczyński, 1891

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male Pedipalp, dorsal view
(Denis 1939)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Denis 1939)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Denis 1939)
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male Habitus, dorsal view
(Denis 1939)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Chyzer & Kulczyński 1891)
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female Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Chyzer & Kulczyński 1891)