Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   38 species

Heliophanus simplex  Simon, 1868


Prosoma dorsally dark red-brown, with reddish shiny hairs, with white hairs on margin. Sides orange. Eye field black. Opisthosoma dorsally dark brown with light equatorial band and diffuse orange design. Palp dark brown with spots of white hair, embolus bifid.

Body length male: 4.75 mm

Prosoma as in male. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with light equatorial band and distinct light design. Epigyne with two distinctly separated grooves and strongly sclerotized openings.

Body length female: 4.3-5.4 mm
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Distribution comment: Record from Italy was based on a misidentification (Pantini & Isaia, 2015), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe

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