Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Plexippus  C. L. Koch, 1846   6 species

Plexippus paykulli  (Audouin, 1826)


Prosoma dorsally brown with black hairs, sides sandy with black margins, in lower half with white hairs. Opisthosoma sandy, with dorsal white median band which is widened T-like in the posterior third. Palp: sandy, with white and yellow hairs, cymbium widened.

Body length male: 6.8-9.1 mm

Opisthosoma beige, with dorsal brown hairs, white equatorial band and white median stripe which is extended by two spots in the posterior third. Epigyneal plate medially depressed, openings slit-shaped.

Body length female: 8.7-11.9 mm
Additional information

In and close to buildings.

This species of African origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Africa. Introduced to both Americas, Europe, Middle East, Nepal, southern Asia, Australia, Pacific Is.
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.

Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Belgium   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Portugal   (Rodrigues, unpubl.; Almeida, 2020) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b; Uyar & Uğurtaş, 2012) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) ||| United Kingdom   (Wilson, 2012) |||

Almeida J (2020) Plexippus paykulli (Audouin, 1826) new to Portugal. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 37: 274 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, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

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

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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

Rodrigues R (unpubl.) .

Uyar Z, Uğurtaş İ H (2012) Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Northwest Anatolia (Turkey). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 64: 235-240 pdf

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 123: 10-15 pdf

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

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