Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   25 species

Pellenes epularis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma dorsally brown with black margin with white hairs. Head plate a bit darker, eye field black. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with light puncturing and light sandy hairs, medially and laterally with continuous wide, white band. Palp: Femoral apophysis with three edges, distally truncated. Cymbium dorsally with small lateral projection.

Body length male: 2.9-3.5 mm

Slightly larger than males but of similar colouration. Epigyne with central pocket.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece to China, Namibia, South Africa
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Allahverdi H, Gündüz G (2014) A new record for the araneofauna of Turkey (Araneae: Salticidae). Serket 14: 19-21 pdf

Cantarella T, Alicata P (2002) On the genus Pellenes Simon 1876 (Araneae, Salticidae): synonymies and description of a new Italian species. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali 35: 571-581 pdf

Kuzmin E A, Azarkina G N (2016) Jumping spiders (Aranei: Salticidae) in Ulyanovsk oblast. Biologiya – Tomsk State University Journal of Biology 1(33): 82-101 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 03.2020. Internet:

Schäfer M (2020) Ein Beitrag zur Springspinnenfauna (Araneae: Salticidae) der griechischen Insel Kreta mit der Erstbeschreibung von Pellenes florii sp. nov. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 72-87 pdf

Wesołowska W (2006) Jumping spiders from the Brandberg massif in Namibia (Araneae: Salticidae). African Entomology 14: 225-256 pdf

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

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