Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Macaroeris  Wunderlich, 1992   3 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
Additional information

Distribution: Fauna Europaea (v2017.1) lists this species as present in Portugal. However, there is no record in the Iberian spider catalogue (v3.1) for this species (see Presence in Romania is highly doubtful (Fuhn & Gherasim, 1995), therefore removed.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Madeira, Canary Is., Portugal

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Kulczyński W (1899) Arachnoidea opera Rev E Schmitz collecta in insulis Maderianis et in insulis Selvages dictis. Dissert math phys Acad Litt Cracoviensis 36: 320-461

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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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