Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Chalcoscirtus  Bertkau, 1880   11 species

Chalcoscirtus brevicymbialis  Wunderlich, 1980


Tibial apophysis triangular. Embolus short, robust, tip rotated, semicircular at most. Prosoma dark brown, sometimes with a purple shining (legs as well), Legs black-brown, femora somewhat lighter. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark brown, scutum covers opithosoma completely.

Body length male: 1.85-2.4 mm

Epigyne with broad entrance ducts bent at right angle. Prosoma dark brown. Legs dark grey, femora with 2 light longitudinal stripes dorsally. Opisthosoma dark grey dorsally.

Body length female: 1.85-2.4 mm
Additional information

On warm slopes

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Germany, Austria to Kazakhstan

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Logunov D V, Marusik Y M (1999) A brief review of the genus Chalcoscirtus Bertkau, 1880 in the faunas of Central Asia and the Caucasus (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 7: 205-226

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Prószyński J (1991) in Heimer S, Nentwig W: Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Parey Hamburg

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1980e) Zur Gattung Chalcoscirtus Bertkau 1880, mit einer Neubeschreibung (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae). Senckenberg biol 60: 355-358

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