Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   30 species

Pellenes diagonalis  (Simon, 1868)


Prosoma dorsally rusty brown, eye field black, three white spots in the face, two curved white bands from eyes to retrolateral edges. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with short, white, discontinuous median stripe and small white triangles. Palp: tegular apophysis flag-like and covering the embolus, cymbium with horizontal depression.

Body length male: 5.5 mm

Prosoma dorsally dark rusty brown with black margin with white hairs. Head plate and eye field shiny black, with white pattern. Opisthosoma dorsally rusty brown with fine, light orange dot pattern, medial and lateral wide bands of white hairs. Legs orange-brown and dark brown spotted.

Body length female: 6.5-7 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Caucasus, Israel, Iran
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.

Armenia   (Zarikian, 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b; Seyyar & Demir, 2022) |||

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 (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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at 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:

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Seyyar O, Demir H (2022) New locality record of Pellenes diagonalis (Simon, 1868) (Araneae: Salticidae) in Turkey. Serket 18: 324-327 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) 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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