Advertisement The characteristic of Hottentotta jayakari is unanimous. Their pedipalps are dark and has a gradual coloration change from the femur to finger. Also their metasoma is extensively dark, about three sections is almost completely dark. (Photo by Mark Stockman) But I comprehended that Hottentotta salei was once Jayakari's subspecies, AKA, Hottentotta jayakari salei. A standardized salei only has the last two sections of metasoma are dark. And their entire coloration is relatively bright. Their pedipalps are bright as well. Yet some morphs have relatively dark pedipalps, but the dark coloration only restricted on their claws. So I wondering is this a individual difference or does that make it a hybrid with jayakari?