Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Leptorchestes  Thorell, 1870   5 species

Leptorchestes peresi  (Simon, 1868)


Prosoma brown to dark brown, eyes surrounded by black or eye field completely black. Prosoma length: 1.8-2.4 mm. Chelicerae long, brown, with 2 teeth on promargin, retromargin toothless. Sternum brown. Legs brown, darker streaks on dorsal side of femora, patellae and tibiae I-II. Opisthosoma brown, posterior part darker, white line along constriction, venter brown, with a white triangular patch behind epigastric furrow.

Body length male: 5.4 mm

Prosoma length: 2.0-2.5 mm. Colouration as in males, sometimes eye field black with metallic sheen.

Body length female: 6 mm
Additional information

Figures by Metzner (1999) published under L. mutilloides.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Mediterranean
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Coşar & Danışman, 2021b) |||

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

Bosselaers J (2018) Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Gavarres (Catalonia, Spain) and the adjacent coastal region - part I: 2012-2013. Newsletter of the Belgian arachnological Society 33(Suppl.): 1-103 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Coşar İ, Danışman T (2021b) Two new records of jumping spiders from Turkey and a new locality of Heliophanus feltoni (Araneae: Salticidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 98-103 pdf

Logunov D V (2015) Taxonomic-faunistic notes on the jumping spiders of the Mediterranean (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 24: 33-85 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 pdf

Metzner H (2020) Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Accessed 01 June 2020. Online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Wesołowska W, Szeremeta M (2001) A revision of the ant-like salticid genera Enoplomischus Giltay, 1931, Kima Peckham & Peckham, 1902 and Leptorchestes Thorell, 1870 (Araneae: Salticidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 217-240 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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