Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Yllenus  Simon, 1868   5 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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Central, Eastern Europe
 male  female
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  Removed (Otto, 2022; Logunov & Marusik, 2003) ||| Belarus   (Ivanov, 2013) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (Řezáč et al., 2021; Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a; Růžička, 2012a) ||| Denmark   (Lissner & Scharff, 2019) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Lithuania   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Poland   (Szymański et al., 2021; Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev & Khnykin, 2013; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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

Ivanov V V (2013) The checklist of Belarusian spiders (Arachnida, Araneae). Zoology and Ecology 4: 293-311 pdf

Lissner J, Scharff N (2019) Danish Spiders. Online at pdf

Logunov D V, Marusik YM (2003) A revision of the genus Yllenus Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). KMK Scientific Press Moscow, 168 pp pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

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

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136 pdf

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 pdf

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Růžička V (2012a) Pavouci České republiky. Pavouk 32: 2-3 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Szymański D, Szymański D M, Szymański E, Kłonowski P, Szymański H M (2021) Spiders (Araneae) of inland dunes in the central part of the Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland. Przegląd Przyrodniczy 32(2): 13-12 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Żabka M (1997) Salticidae: Pajaki skaczace (Arachnida: Araneae) (Salticidae of Poland). Fauna Polski (Fauna Poloniae) 19: 1-188 pdf

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