Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pseudicius  Simon, 1885   11 species

Pseudicius picaceus  (Simon, 1868)


Prosoma dorsally brown with black margin with lateral white hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally dark brown with symmetrical light spots and two lateral longitudinal bands of white hairs. Palp: sandy-brown striped, with white hairs dorsally. Cymbium rusty red, distally beige. Embolus erect, distal tip of tibial apophysis elongated.

Body length male: 3.65-4.75 mm

Prosoma as in male. Opisthosoma dorsally light brown, black in posterior third, with beige lateral and median longitudinal pattern. Epigyne with two elliptical depressions and basal receptacula.

Body length female: 5.45-6.8 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan
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.

Albania   (Kůrka et al., 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018; Dimitrov & Naumova, 2021) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Metzner, 1999) ||| Greece / Crete   (Metzner, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (Fuhn & Gherasim, 1995) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Dimitrov D, Naumova M (2021) A faunistic survey of the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sakar Mountain, Bulgaria. Arachnology 18: 689-699 pdf

Fuhn I E, Gherasim V F (1995) Familia Salticidae. Fauna Romaniei (Arachnida) 5 (5): 1-301 pdf

Kůrka A, Naumova M, Indzhov S, Deltshev C (2020) New faunistic and taxonomic data on the spider fauna of Albania (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 8-21 pdf

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

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

09-03-2021 Distribution update Detail
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