Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Menemerus  Simon, 1868   16 species

Menemerus bivittatus  (Dufour, 1831)


Prosoma brow or dark brown, lighter hairs forming a median longitudinal streak. Prosoma length: 2.5-3.3 mm. Sternum brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma covered with yellow and brown hairs.


Prosoma length: 2.7-3.3 mm. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma: dorsum with irregular pattern, venter yellowish.

Additional information

This species of African origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Distribution comment: Record from Italy doubtful (P. Pantini, pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Africa. Introduced to North, Central and South America, southern Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Pacific Is.,
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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

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

Simon E (1937) Les arachnides de France 6 (5). Paris (Roret): 979-1298 pdf

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

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 123: 10-15 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

27-05-2014 Datasheet update Detail
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10-12-2013 Distribution update Detail