Bavia aericeps is the type species of the jumping spider genus Bavia. In its distribution range it is the most commonly found species of its genus.
is brown, with some white hairs and patches, a darker eye region and black eye surrounds. The long opisthosoma
is also brown, with dark brown patches and small white dots running along its length in males, and a broad median yellow stripe in females. The slender legs are yellowish-brown with dark brown femora, with the exception of the first pair, which is long, robust, and held in a way resembling a scorpion.
is found from Malaysia
, and on several Pacific Islands
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