Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Menemerus  Simon, 1868   16 species

Menemerus illigeri  (Audouin, 1826)


Palpal femur basally with long ventral hook, tibial apophysis a thin broad plate. Embolus appears to be broken, bent apically almost 90°. Prosomalänge: 2.96 mm.


Epigyne: Copulatory openings hidden under sclerotised hood, slerotised pockets in posterior part form a prominent circle. Prosoma length: 2.96 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, North Africa, Middle East, St. Helena
 male  female
Distribution List
Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Prószyński J (2003) Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 53: 1-180 pdf

Wesołowska W (1999) A revision of the spider genus Menemerus in Africa (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 10: 251-353 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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