Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   25 species

Pellenes geniculatus  (Simon, 1868)

Description
Male

Prosoma dorsally brown, margin cranially with white hairs, head plate dark brown, eye field black, fovea deep. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with wide, white, anteriorly discontinuous equatorial band. Palp: Femur reddish brown, patella yellowish and with white hairs, cymbium light orange with light yellow tip, apophysis distinctly curved, distally black.

Body length male: 3.25-3.7 mm
Female

Prosoma dorsally dark brown, head plate medially lighter with black eye field. Opisthosoma dorsally black with wide U-shaped, sclerotized epigyneal hood parallel and flattened.

Body length female: 4.2-5 mm
Additional information

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Southern Europe, Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Caucasus, Middle East, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
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Distribution List
Armenia   (Zarikian, 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (Schäfer, 2021) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Febrer & Barrientos, 2021) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (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

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

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Febrer J B, Barrientos J A (2021) Arañas (Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España), 4. Estudio del encinar de Alfurí y nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 38: 109-120 pdf

Logunov D V (2015) Taxonomic-faunistic notes on the jumping spiders of the Mediterranean (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 24: 33-85 pdf

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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: 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

Ponomarev A V, Aliev M A, Khabiev G N, Shmatko V Y (2019a) New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 309-334 pdf

Schäfer M (2015) Ein Beitrag zur Springspinnenfauna der Balearen mit dem Erstnachweis von Heliophanus stylifer für Europa (Araneae, Salticidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 49: 62-67 pdf

Schäfer M (2021) Ein Beitrag zur Springspinnenfauna (Araneae: Salticidae) der griechischen Insel Korfu mit vier Erstnachweisen für die Insel und Anmerkungen zur Gattung Salticus. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 84-97 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N (2020) A contribution to the checklist of the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Armenia. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum 16: 193-202 pdf

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