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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean
 male  female

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

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

06-12-2018 Image insert
14-11-2017 Distribution update Old value
30-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
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