Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Dendryphantes  C. L. Koch, 1837   6 species

Dendryphantes rudis  (Sundevall, 1833)


Embolus with 2 thin and bent processes, ± equal in size. Epigyne with distinctly separated epigynal grooves. Prosoma black, provided with brown hairs and a metallic sheen. Legs annulated with black-brown. Opisthosoma shiny metallic, posteriorly with 2 pairs of white spots.

Body length male: 4.2-4.7 mm
Body length female: 5.1-7.2 mm
Additional information

In crown of large spruces and pines among needles, in bogs and heathland.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan

Aakra K (unpubl.)

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