Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   20 species

Pellenes epularis  (O. P.-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 2019): Greece to China, Namibia, South Africa

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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