Caleb J.T.D.1, Lohit Y.T.2, Abhijith A.P.C.3, Packiam S.M.4 2022. A new species and new synonym in the genus Colopsus Simon, 1902 (Araneae: Salticidae: Plexippina) from India // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.4: 470–476 [in English].

1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 602503, Tamil Nadu, India. E-mail:

2 WWF India, Karnataka, State Office, No. 116/3, 11th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560 003, Karnataka, India.

3 Indraprastha Organic Farm, Kalalwadi Village, Udboor Post, Mysuru 570008, Karnataka, India.

4 Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College (Autonomous), Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.31.4.07

ABSTRACT. A new jumping spider species, Colopsus arkavathi Caleb sp.n. (♂♀), is described from Karnataka, India. A new combination, C. manu (Caleb, Christudhas, Laltanpuii et Chitra, 2014) comb.n. (ex. Hyllus) is proposed; the latter species name is recognized as a senior synonym of C. cinereus Kanesharatnam et Benjamin, 2021 syn.n. A detailed description, illustrations, and a map showing the records of all the known Indian Colopsus congeners are provided.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, description, Karnataka, Sri Lanka, taxonomy.

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