FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Cyrba algerina  (Lucas, 1846)
Main synonym = Salticus algerinus    Lucas, 1864
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Salticidae
Algerian Jumping Spider     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Spiders in this genus do not construct webs, but invade those of other spiders to prey on them. C. algerina is the only spider in the genus which is known to hunt nocturnally.

This species, like most of the genus, are found crawling on arid rocky ground mostly under rocks.










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