Thyene imperialis

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Thyene imperialis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Thyene
T. imperialis
Binomial name
Thyene imperialis
(Rossi, 1846)

Thyene imperialis is a jumping spider species in the genus Thyene . [1]

Jumping spider family of arachnids

Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae. As at 1 February 2019, this family contained 636 described genera and 6115 described species, making it the largest family of spiders at 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Although they normally move unobtrusively and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats or crossing long gaps. Both their book lungs and tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems. Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes, with the anterior median pair being particularly large.

<i>Thyene</i> genus of arachnids

Thyene is a spider genus of the Salticidae family.


The spider is widely distributed in Southern Europe, North and East Africa, across the Middle East to Central Asia, China, India and Indonesia. [1] It has been observed in Iran [2] and Turkmenistan. [3]

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<i>Fritillaria imperialis</i> species of plant

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Turkmenistan Country in Central Asia

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Dysderidae family of arachnids

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Cybaeidae family of arachnids

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<i>Aelurillus</i> genus of arachnids

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<i>Attulus</i> genus of arachnids

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Yllenus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family, found from central Europe to China.

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<i>Metellina</i> genus of arachnids

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Aelurillus brutus is a jumping spider species in the genus Aelurillus. The female was first identified by Wanda Wesołowska in 1996 and the male by Galina Azarkina in 2003.

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Marusyllus is a genus of spiders in the family Salticidae, found in Russia, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and China.

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  1. 1 2 World Spider Catalog (2018). "Thyene imperialis (Rossi, 1846)". World Spider Catalog. 19.0. Bern: Natural History Museum. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. Ghavami, Sahra (2006). "Abundance of Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in Olive Orchards in Northern Part of Iran" (PDF). Pakistan Journal of Biological Science. 9 (5): 795–799. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. Fet, Victor; Atamuradov, Khabibulla I (1994). Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan. Dordrecht: Springer. p. 518. ISBN   9789401111164.