Similarly, duration and frequency of cheliceral
tapping by spidermites was also significantly increased on whitefly nymph-infested leaves, even when the nymphs were no longer present, indicating again that palatability may have declined in response to whitefly feeding.
Chelicerae (length 65-73) with one tooth on each movable and fixed digit; both cheliceral
setae similar in length (10), setiform, slightly barbed.
viejaensis and differs by cheliceral
dentition (compare Figs.
These species also share a short cheliceral
paturon (Heimer 1986).
Chelicerae: Pale to deep orange; surface granulated with scattered, short and long setae; cheliceral
furrow with three promarginal teeth, largest tooth medially; three retromarginal teeth, largest tooth situated proximally to fang, smallest distally.
This medium-sized, rather delicate salticid is unusual in having a wide multi-cusped (4-5 cusps) retromarginal cheliceral
Diagnosis: The habitus of the male is similar to Belippo cygniformis Wanless, 1978 from Ghana, but it may be easily distinguished from it and other congeners by the cheliceral
dentition: this species has a toothless promargin and only two teeth on the retromargin, whereas all of the other species have many teeth on both cheliceral
2, arrow), promarginal cheliceral
rim with three teeth, no palpal femoral groove and no apophysis on male palpal patella, RTA present 4 3.
The description format follows Pinto-da-Rocha (1996), cheliceral
setae were grouped according to Reddell & Cockendolpher (1995:fig.
setae long, setiform and barbed; cha (24-26) slightly longer than chb (16-20).
Chelicera slightly protruding, proximal article with dorsal and ventral crest, and dual cheliceral
Chelicerae with 3 or 4 prolateral and 2-4 retrolateral teeth on cheliceral
furrow, uncommonly 3 or 2 teeth.