Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Macaroeris  Wunderlich, 1992   4 species

Macaroeris cata  (Blackwall, 1867)


Prosoma brown, with yellow spots in the middle and laterally, eye region black-brown. Prosoma length: 1.75-2.2 mm. Sternum yellow-brown, with several darker longitudinal stripes. Legs brownish yellow. Opisthosoma dark brown, dorsally with marking in the middle, laterally brighter, ventrally yellow-brown.

Body length male: 3.5-4.5 mm

Prosoma length: 1.95-2.25 mm.

Body length female: 4.5-6 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Presence in Romania is highly doubtful (Fuhn & Gherasim, 1995), therefore removed; Portugal: listed by Cardoso & Morano (2010), but missing in Branco et al. (2019), therefore removed.
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Azores, Madeira, Canary Is.
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.

Bulgaria  Removed (Naumova et al., 2021) |||

Fuhn I E, Gherasim V F (1995) Familia Salticidae. Fauna Romaniei (Arachnida) 5 (5): 1-301 pdf

Kulczyński W (1899) Arachnoidea opera Rev E Schmitz collecta in insulis Maderianis et in insulis Selvages dictis. Rozprawy i Sprawozdania z Posiedzen Wydzialu Matematyczno Przyrodniczego Akademji Umiejetnosci, Krakow 36: 320-461 pdf

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1992a) Die Spinnen-Fauna der Makaronesischen Inseln: Taxonomie, Ökologie, Biogeographie und Evolution. Beiträge zur Araneoleologie 1: 1-619 pdf

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