Chrysilla volupe

Chrysilla volupe is a species of spider of the family Salticidae. It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Bhutan.[1]

Chrysilla volupe
Chrysilla lauta of Kadavoor.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Salticinae
Genus: Chrysilla
C. volupe
Binomial name
Chrysilla volupe
(Karsch, 1879)
  • Attus volupe Karsch, 1879
  • Phintella volupe (Karsch, 1879)


Males have a carapace in reddish orange color with two iridescent blue stripes. Legs have iridescent scales that make them appear golden and purple shades. Females have greyish carapace with grey eyebrows with all legs yellow in color. The female was described 139 years after the species was first described by Karsch in 1879. Until 2018, only males had been identified and described, based on the male type specimen described by Karsch.[2]


  1. ^ "Chrysilla volupe (Karsch, 1879)". World Spider Catalog. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  2. ^ Caleb, J. T.; Sanap, R. V.; Patel, K. G.; Sudhin, P. P.; Nafin, K. S.; Sudhikumar, A. V. (2018). "First description of the female of Chrysilla volupe (Karsch, 1879) (Araneae: Salticidae: Chrysillini) from India, with notes on the species' distribution and life history". Arthropoda Selecta. 27 (2): 143–153. doi:10.15298/arthsel.27.2.06.