In news- Recently a pair of Chrysilla volupe spiders, was recently spotted at Puttenahalli lake, Bengaluru.
- The Chrysilla volupe was believed to be extinct for 150 years, until it was discovered at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) in 2018.
- The spider belongs to the family of jumping spiders (Salticidae).
- Male spiders have a carapace in reddish orange colour with two iridescent blue stripes.
- Females have a greyish carapace with grey eyebrows with all legs yellow in colour.
- It is found in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
- The species was first described by Karsch in 1879.
- The female was described 139 years after the males had been identified and described, that is in 2018.