Common name of a species of
with the Latin scientific designation Epocilla calcarata. The
genus name derives from the Ancient Macedonian Greek Epocillos (Ἐπόκιλλος), i.e.
the name of a soldier in the army of
Alexander the Great.
Above, males have an
orangey chestnut body, with white longitudinal stripes
upper halves of the flanks of the abdomen, in between the top and flanks, as
well as a pattern of
white stripes on its cephalothorax, i.e. the anterior part of its body.
of its legs are near semi-translucent and pale greenish yellow in colour,
whereas the two front legs are dark chestnut to black, with some white markings
or patches. Males
i.e. the appendages above the mouthparts, with dark chestnut tips.
are slightly larger than males and have some different features. Above, females
also have an
orangey body but lighter than the orangey chestnut of males, and
three white stripes on their
cephalothorax, they also
have an additional
top of their abdomen, in the upper centre, in between and symmetrical to the
stripes on the flanks, which are also broader than those in males, yet the top
centre stripe is
dented rather than straight.
whose front legs are
dark overall chestnut to
black, all eight
legs of females are near semi-translucent and pale greenish yellow,
as is the underside of their
They also lack the dark tips on the pedipalps. Due to the
broader white body stripes and the lack of
the dark front
appear overall lighter than males.
Like many other members of this family, these Jumping Spiders are
The Striped Jumper is distributed in
across many parts of Southeast Asia.
Epocilla calcarata is very similar in appearance to Epocilla blaireit, which is
commonly known as the Orange Jumper, and also resembles
a Jumping Spider with the common designation