Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pseudicius  Simon, 1885   11 species

Pseudicius vankeeri  Metzner, 1999


Prosoma length: 1.90 mm, prosoma width: 1.33 mm. Prosoma yellowish brownish, covered with white adpressed scales, 2 white marginal bands, eyes surrounded with black. Clypeus densely covered with white hairs. Maxillae, labium and chelicerae brown. Sternum yellow, tinged with brown. Leg I stronger and darker, brown to dark brown. Legs II-IV light brown, with yellow spots. Opisthosoma: dorsum yellow with 3 longitudinal stripes of brown scales and an irregular pattern of brownish patches and broken transverse stripes, venter greyish yellow. Spinnerets yellow-brown.

Body length male: 4.3 mm

Prosoma length: 2.45 mm, prosoma width: 1.65 mm. Colouration as in males, except: prosoma without white marginal bands. Opisthosoma: dorsum without longitudinal stripes, but a group of 5 dark spots at the posterior end, venter yellow. All legs and palps yellow.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Logunov D V (2009a) New and poorly known species of Salticidae (Araneae) from Turkey and Iran. Contributions to Natural History 12: 899-919 pdf

Logunov D V (2013b) On a small spider collection from Cyprus (Arachnida: Araneae). Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 127: 4-5 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 pdf

Prószyński J (2003) Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 53: 1-180 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

07-11-2019 Distribution update Detail
15-01-2015 Image insert