Neon rayi (Simon, 1875)

Zonstein, Sergei, Marusik, Yuri & Omelko, Mikhail, 2015, A survey of spider taxa new to Israel (Arachnida: Araneae), Zoology in the Middle East 61 (4), pp. 372-385: 381

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/09397140.2015.1095525

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039BF00B-8C10-FFC8-FF3F-FA9056741C1C

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Jeremy

scientific name

Neon rayi (Simon, 1875)
status

 

Neon rayi (Simon, 1875)   ( Figure 5 View Figure 5 )

Neon rayi: Roberts, 1998: 207  , f. (♂♀).

For a complete synonym listing and references, see the World Spider Catalog (2015). Material. ISRAEL: Upper Galilee, Mt. Meron , Ziv’on, 800 m, 33°00’N 35°24’E, 9– 16.V.2007 (T. Levanony) – 1♂ ( TAU GoogleMaps   ).

Comments. This species has a characteristic pattern (Figs 6a, c ‒d) that allows even juvenile specimens to be identified to species. Neon rayi   has a West Palaearctic distribution and is known from the Iberian Peninsula to Kazakhstan ( Helsdingen, 2014; Mikhailov, 2013). It was not previously known from Israel, and the record from Upper Galilee is the southernmost in the entire range.

TAU

Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Salticidae

Genus

Neon