Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Menemerus  Simon, 1868   9 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 2019): Africa. Introduced to North, Central and South America, southern Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Pacific Is.,

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

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

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsl Br arachnol Soc 123: 10-15 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

27-05-2014 Datasheet update Old value
27-05-2014 Image insert
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value