Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Plexippoides  Prószyński, 1984   2 species

Plexippoides flavescens  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma dark brown, eye field shining, almost black. Prosoma length: 2.4-2.8 mm. Chelicerae brown. Sternum medially yellow, laterally brownish. Legs yellowish or brownish, distal segments darker. Opisthosoma dark, brownish grey, dorsum with brown median stripe in anterior half, posterior edge with 2 small light spots.


Prosoma length: 3.33-3.60 mm. Opisthosoma dorsally with yellow pattern consisting of a wide yellow median strak and light patches on sides.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Sudan, Egypt, Middle East, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan. Introduced to Ukraine
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan  Removed (Otto, 2022; Logunov, 2021a) ||| Cyprus  Removed (Bosmans et al., 2019c; Logunov, 2021a) ||| Egypt   (Logunov, 2021a; El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| Greece  Removed (Logunov, 2021a) ||| Turkey (Asia)  Removed (Logunov, 2021a) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; Logunov, 2021a) |||

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

El-Hennawy H K (2017a) A list of Egyptian spiders (revised in 2017). Serket 15: 167-183 pdf

Logunov D V (2021a) On three species of Plexippoides Prószyński, 1984 (Araneae: Salticidae) from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Central Asia, with notes on a taxonomic validity of the genus. Arachnology 18: 766-777 pdf

Logunov D V, Zamanpoore M (2005) Salticidae (Araneae) of Afghanistan: an annotated check-list, with descriptions of four new species and three new synonymies. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 217-232 pdf

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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