Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Yllenus  Simon, 1868   4 species

Yllenus arenarius  Simon, 1868


Male palp with very large conductor. Tibial apophysis very large. Prosoma with steeply ascending clypeus, covered with coloured scale hairs.

Body length male: 4.3-6.2 mm
Body length female: 5.9-6.9 mm
Additional information

Medium-sized species, coloured cryptically and hardly detectable in natural habitat, on sandy and scarcely overgrown ground, mostly dunes on sea beach.

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Distribution comment: Occurrence in the Caucasus needs to be verified (Otto, 2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central, Eastern Europe
 male  female

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24-01-2017 Distribution update Old value
29-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value