Pett B.L.1, Iyomi D.M.M.2, Mbende M.2 2023. Myrmarachnini (Araneae: Salticidae: Salticinae: Astioida) of Salonga National Park, D.R. Congo, with description of a new species and two new species records // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.32. No.4: 466–473 [in English].

1 SpiDivERse, Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation npo (BINCO), 3380 Walmersumstraat, Glabbeek, Belgium. E-mail:

2 WWF DRC, 14, Avenue Sergent Moke, Q. Socimat, Kinshasa, RD Congo.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.32.4.11

ABSTRACT. Three species of Myrmarachnini Simon, 1901 (Salticidae) were collected as part of a biodiversity inventory of Salonga National Park, Africa’s largest protected tropical rainforest reserve in D.R. Congo. Myrmarachne salongensis sp.n. (♂♀) is described as a new species based on the unique genitalic morphology, distinct cheliceral dentition and colour pattern of the dorsum. Two species — Myrmarachne foenisex Simon, 1909 and Belippo calcarata (Roewer, 1942) — are reported from the park for the first time.

KEY WORDS: Aranei, ant mimicry, Congo basin, jumping spiders, rainforest, taxonomy.

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