Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   30 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 2023): Greece to China, Namibia, South Africa
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| 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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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