Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pellenes  Simon, 1876   24 species

Pellenes brevis  (Simon, 1868)


Prosoma dorsally dark brown with black margin with white hairs. Eye field black. Opisthosoma dorsally dark brown with orange fine pattern of dots and lines, two circular spots anteriorly  and posterior chevron pattern. Palp with brown femur and patella with white hairs, tibia and cymbium orange-brown, distally lighter. Apophysis straight and pointed, distally black.

Body length male: 3.65-3.8 mm

Prosoma and opisthosoma as in male, prosoma sides with additional white hairs.

Body length female: 4.6-5.3 mm
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Distribution comment: Bulgaria: Locality in 'Poland' in Logunov et al. (1999) is situated in Bulgaria
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran

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

Logunov D V, Marusik Y M, Rakov S Y (1999) A review of the genus Pellenes in the fauna of Central Asia and the Caucasus (Araneae, Salticidae). Journal of Natural History 33: 89-148 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) 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

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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