Hyllus argyrotoxus

Hyllus argyrotoxus

Hyllus are sturdy, solid looking spiders that are quite large <>16mm. They tend to be stout, hairy and dull in colour. Species in this genus tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. Hyllus argyrotoxus is found along the eastern coastal region of South Africa.
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Appearance

Male 8-10mm, female 9-11mm. Carapace is dark, almost black, decorated with white bands and patches of white hair, clypeus with pale parallel lines. Abdomen is black with meridian white stripe ending in series of chevrons and spots. Lateral edge is white. legs have spots.
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Naming

Simon, 1902.
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Distribution

South Africa, eastern to southern coastal regions as well as further inland to the north of the country.

Habitat

Low vegetation in the open.

Food

Insects

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Field Guide to the Spiders of South Africa - Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman. Lapa publishers 2014
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilySalticidae
GenusHyllus
SpeciesHyllus argyrotoxus