Hyllus

The Hyllus genus is a part of the jumping spider family, indigenous to continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. The World Spider Catalog recognizes about 72 species of this genus as per the March 2019 records.

Hyllus Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus  

Hyllus acutus Hyllus aegyptiacus Hyllus aethiopicus
Hyllus africanus Hyllus albocinctus Hyllus albofasciatus
Hyllus albomarginatus Hyllus albooculatus Hyllus alboplagiatus
Hyllus angustivulvus Hyllus argyrotoxus Hyllus atroniveus
Hyllus aubryi Hyllus bifasciatus Hyllus bos
Hyllus brevitarsis Hyllus congoensis Hyllus cornutus
Hyllus decellei Hyllus decoratus Hyllus deyrollei
Hyllus Diardi Hyllus dotatus Hyllus duplicidentatus
Hyllus erlangeri Hyllus flavescens Hyllus fur
Hyllus fusciventris Hyllus giganteus Hyllus gulosus
Hyllus holochalceus Hyllus interrogationis Hyllus jallae
Hyllus juanensis Hyllus keratodes Hyllus leucomelas
Hyllus longiusculus Hyllus lugubrellus Hyllus lugubris
Hyllus lwoffi Hyllus madagascariensis Hyllus manensis
Hyllus manu Hyllus maskaranus Hyllus minahassae
Hyllus mniszechi Hyllus multiaculeatus Hyllus nebulosus
Hyllus nossibeensis Hyllus nummularis Hyllus pachypoessae
Hyllus plexippoides Hyllus pudicus Hyllus pulcherrimus
Hyllus qishuoi Hyllus ramadanii Hyllus remotus
Hyllus robinsoni Hyllus rotundithorax Hyllus sansibaricus
Hyllus semicupreus Hyllus senegalensis Hyllus stigmatias
Hyllus suillus Hyllus thoracicus Hyllus thyeniformis
Hyllus treleaveni Hyllus tuberculatus Hyllus viduatus
Hyllus vinsoni Hyllus virgillus Hyllus walckenaeri

Physical Description &Identification

Adults

Size: The females are 15mm long, while the males are smaller.

Color: They mostly have a grey or white body, with the patterns differing from one species to the other.

Other Characteristic Features: Most of them have big eyes.

Eggs

They are laid in a silken sac and protected intently by their mother.

Spiderlings

The juveniles remain with their mother for a while, after which they disperse to be on their own.

The Web

Since they belong to the family of jumping spiders, they do not make webs but mostly hunt down their prey.

Are Spiders of the Hyllus Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They bite when provoked, though their venom is harmless to humans, resulting in mild pain or redness.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately one year
Distribution Parts of Asia, Africa, and Australia
Habitat Grasslands, vegetation, bushes, wasteland
Diet Smaller insects

Did You Know

  • Their genus name has a mythological implication, with Hyllus being born to the great Alcides and Calydonian princess Deianira.

Image Credits: commons.wikimedia.org

The Hyllus genus is a part of the jumping spider family, indigenous to continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. The World Spider Catalog recognizes about 72 species of this genus as per the March 2019 records.

Hyllus Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus  

Hyllus acutus Hyllus aegyptiacus Hyllus aethiopicus
Hyllus africanus Hyllus albocinctus Hyllus albofasciatus
Hyllus albomarginatus Hyllus albooculatus Hyllus alboplagiatus
Hyllus angustivulvus Hyllus argyrotoxus Hyllus atroniveus
Hyllus aubryi Hyllus bifasciatus Hyllus bos
Hyllus brevitarsis Hyllus congoensis Hyllus cornutus
Hyllus decellei Hyllus decoratus Hyllus deyrollei
Hyllus Diardi Hyllus dotatus Hyllus duplicidentatus
Hyllus erlangeri Hyllus flavescens Hyllus fur
Hyllus fusciventris Hyllus giganteus Hyllus gulosus
Hyllus holochalceus Hyllus interrogationis Hyllus jallae
Hyllus juanensis Hyllus keratodes Hyllus leucomelas
Hyllus longiusculus Hyllus lugubrellus Hyllus lugubris
Hyllus lwoffi Hyllus madagascariensis Hyllus manensis
Hyllus manu Hyllus maskaranus Hyllus minahassae
Hyllus mniszechi Hyllus multiaculeatus Hyllus nebulosus
Hyllus nossibeensis Hyllus nummularis Hyllus pachypoessae
Hyllus plexippoides Hyllus pudicus Hyllus pulcherrimus
Hyllus qishuoi Hyllus ramadanii Hyllus remotus
Hyllus robinsoni Hyllus rotundithorax Hyllus sansibaricus
Hyllus semicupreus Hyllus senegalensis Hyllus stigmatias
Hyllus suillus Hyllus thoracicus Hyllus thyeniformis
Hyllus treleaveni Hyllus tuberculatus Hyllus viduatus
Hyllus vinsoni Hyllus virgillus Hyllus walckenaeri

Physical Description &Identification

Adults

Size: The females are 15mm long, while the males are smaller.

Color: They mostly have a grey or white body, with the patterns differing from one species to the other.

Other Characteristic Features: Most of them have big eyes.

Eggs

They are laid in a silken sac and protected intently by their mother.

Spiderlings

The juveniles remain with their mother for a while, after which they disperse to be on their own.

The Web

Since they belong to the family of jumping spiders, they do not make webs but mostly hunt down their prey.

Are Spiders of the Hyllus Genus Venomous and Do They Bite

They bite when provoked, though their venom is harmless to humans, resulting in mild pain or redness.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately one year
Distribution Parts of Asia, Africa, and Australia
Habitat Grasslands, vegetation, bushes, wasteland
Diet Smaller insects

Did You Know

  • Their genus name has a mythological implication, with Hyllus being born to the great Alcides and Calydonian princess Deianira.

Image Credits: commons.wikimedia.org

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